Training Routes and Programmes

We are one of the largest Primary School Direct providers in the area and offer training places each year via both the tuition fee and the salaried route.

Please see below for more information about the routes available and the different programmes we offer.

There are two training routes for School Direct trainees, they are…

  1. School Direct Training Programme (Tuition Fee) ⇒ This route is open to anyone who meets the minimum eligibility criteria for teaching.  You will undertake the majority of your training in school, but you will not be employed by the school.  This route incurs a £9,250 tuition fee although you may be eligible for funding through tuition fee loans, training bursaries or scholarships. For more information about bursaries and funding click here.
  2. School Direct Training Programme (Salaried) ⇒ This is an employment-based route for high-quality experienced graduates with at least three years’ work experience. You will undertake the majority of your training in school and will earn a salary of £16,000+ while you train. Trainees are expected to pay a fee of £2,000 for the accredited element of the training programme. (Figures based on 2017/18 programme.)

UCAS Course Code

Programme Title:

2HPJ

Primary (Training/Tuition Fee)

2HPM

Primary (Salaried)

2W2Q

Primary – Special Educational Needs (Training/Tuition Fee)

2KXB

Primary – Special Educational Needs (Salaried)

32SL

Primary – Key Stage 1 (Training/Tuition Fee)

All programmes lead to a final award of: QTS with full PGCE (5-11 years Primary) + 90 CATS points towards a Masters.

PROGRAMME START DATE:  All programmes will start on Tuesday 28th August 2018, commencing with an induction week at the University of Warwick.  Induction week absences will not be authorised.

For the full programme overviews see below or click here.

Programme Title: Primary (Training/Tuition Fee)

UCAS Course Code: 2HPJ

Final Award: QTS with full PGCE (5-11 years Primary) + 90 CATS points towards a Masters

Overview:

On this primary mainstream School Direct programme you will undertake your training in a mainstream primary, infant and/or junior school and will spend a term in each of the 3 primary age groups:

– Key Stage 1 (year 1 or 2)

– Lower Key Stage 2 (year 3 or 4)

– Upper Key Stage 2 (year 5 or 6)

For the majority of the training year you will be based at your ‘host school’, however you will spend 1 term on a complementary placement, in a contrasting school setting. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a 2-week placement in a special school.

 

Programme Title: Primary (Salaried)

UCAS Course Code: 2HPM

Final Award: QTS with full PGCE (5-11 years Primary) + 90 CATS points towards a Masters

Overview:

On this primary mainstream School Direct programme you will undertake your training in a mainstream primary, infant and/or junior school and will spend a term in each of the 3 primary age groups:

– Key Stage 1 (year 1 or 2)

– Lower Key Stage 2 (year 3 or 4)

– Upper Key Stage 2 (year 5 or 6)

For the majority of the training year you will be based at your ‘host school’, however you will spend 1 term on a complementary placement, in a contrasting school setting. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a 2-week placement in a special school.

As a salaried trainee you will be employed by your ‘host school’ for the duration of the course and receive a salary equivalent to point 1 of the unqualified teacher pay scale.

 

Programme Title: Primary – Special Educational Needs (Training/Tuition Fee)

UCAS Course Code: 2W2Q

Final Award: QTS with full PGCE (5-11 years Primary) + 90 CATS points towards a Masters

Overview:

On this primary specialist School Direct programme you will undertake the majority of your training in a special school and you will spend a term in each of the 3 primary age groups:

– Key Stage 1 (year 1 or 2)

– Lower Key Stage 2 (year 3 or 4)

– Upper Key Stage 2 (year 5 or 6)

For the majority of the training year you will be based at your ‘host school’, however you will spend 1 term on a complementary placement, in a mainstream primary school setting.

 

Programme Title: Primary – Special Educational Needs (Salaried)

UCAS Course Code: 2KXB

Final Award: QTS with full PGCE (5-11 years Primary) + 90 CATS points towards a Masters

Overview:

On this primary specialist School Direct programme you will undertake the majority of your training in a special school and you will spend a term in each of the 3 primary age groups:

– Key Stage 1 (year 1 or 2)

– Lower Key Stage 2 (year 3 or 4)

– Upper Key Stage 2 (year 5 or 6)

For the majority of the training year you will be based at your ‘host school’, however you will spend 1 term on a complementary placement, in a mainstream primary school setting.

As a salaried trainee you will be employed by your ‘host school’ for the duration of the course and receive a salary equivalent to point 1 of the unqualified teacher pay scale.

 

Programme Title: Primary – Key Stage 1 (Training/Tuition Fee)

UCAS Course Code: 32SL

Final Award: QTS with full PGCE (5-11 years Primary) + 90 CATS points towards a Masters

Overview:

On this key stage 1 focused School Direct programme you will undertake your training in a mainstream primary or infant school.  You will spend:

– 1 term in year 2,

– 1 term in Lower Key Stage 2 (year 3 or 4) and

– 1 term in year 1.

You will also spend time in Reception throughout the year, although this will not be a formally assessed placement.

For the majority of the training year you will be based at your ‘host school’, however you will spend 1 term on a complementary placement, in a contrasting school setting.

Fees

Tuition Fee Route: The full time Home and EU tuition fee for studying a PGCE in the 2017/2018 academic year is £9,250. Home and EU students can apply to the Student Loans Company for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of the fees. Additional fees apply to International students.

Salaried Route:  Trainees are employed by as an unqualified teacher and earn a salary (point 1 on the unqualified teacher scale) whilst training. They are required to pay a fee towards the PGCE element of the qualification – 2017-/18 fees £2,000.

For more information about fees and bursaries, including eligibility criteria, please visit the ‘Get into Teaching‘ website.

Additional Costs

Travel: Trainees are required to pay for their travel to and from their placement schools and the University, either using private and public transport. You will need to be prepared for the possibility of extra travelling time to and from your schools – possibly over an hour by car or significantly longer by public transport, although we make every reasonable effort to minimise your journey times.

Books: Books are recommended but there is no requirement to purchase specific texts and you have access to the University of Warwick library.

Materials: You will need writing materials. Ideally, you will need a laptop or tablet: you will certainly need access to some type of PC.

Discounts for students…

As a full-time student you may be eligible to a range of benefits or discounts, for example…

For more information visit some of these useful websites:

The Money Advice Service

Student Finance

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