Courses

Our Primary Teacher Training Programmes

The Primary Catholic Partnership offers four school-based training options for graduates. Each takes place over a year and leads to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). The PGCE route also offers an academic qualification.

Primary (5-11) PGCE

The PCP SCITT PGCE course prepares graduates to be confident and effective professionals ready for a rewarding career teaching in faith-based or secular schools. Providing plenty of practical, hands-on learning, trainees spend 4 days a week in their host school, and one day a week at the PCP SCITT training centre. The course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE from Bath Spa University.

Primary (3-7) PGCE

The Early Years (3-7) course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE. It is a practical, school-led programme which develops your understanding of how you can help younger children learn.

Apprenticeship

The PCP is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and works with employing schools to deliver Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship training. On successful completion of the one year course, we will recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will also be required to undertake an end-point assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.

School Direct

PCP offers School Direct courses in partnership with CTSA (Catholic Teaching Schools Alliance). Please visit our School Direct page for information.

 Primary (5-11) PGCEPrimary (3-7) PGCESchool Direct TuitionSchool Direct SalariedTeaching Apprenticeship
School-based training
Qualification awardedQTS and PGCEQTS and PGCEQTSQTSQTS and Apprenticeship
Central Training DaysEvery Friday Every Friday16 Fridays across the year16 Fridays across the year16 Fridays across the year
AssessmentObservations, mentor progress reports and 3 written assignments
Observations, mentor progress reports and 3 written assignmentsObservations, mentor progress reports and 2 written assignmentsObservations, mentor progress reports and 2 written assignmentsObservations, mentor progress reports and 2 written assignments. End point assessment.
Fees Payable by Trainees£9000£9000£9000nonenone
FinanceTuition fee and maintenance loans available to those eligible
Tuition fee and maintenance loans available to those eligible
Tuition fee and maintenance loans available to those eligible
Employed by host school as an unqualified teacher
Employed by host school as an unqualified teacher
Teaching ExpectationsStart the year with a teaching commitment appropriate to your level of prior experience, and gradually progress during the year to 70% of a full-time teacher’s role.Start the year with a teaching commitment appropriate to your level of prior experience, and gradually progress during the year to 70% of a full-time teacher’s role.Start the year with a teaching commitment appropriate to your level of prior experience, and gradually progress during the year to 70% of a full-time teacher’s role.Start the year with responsibility for teaching a class for up to 70% of a full-time teacher’s role.Start the year with responsibility for teaching a class for up to 70% of a full-time teacher’s role.