School of Education

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Conversion Course – Primary

  • See the entry requirements below
  • Sep 2022
  • Full-time
  • 37 Weeks
  • Occasional
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Online
  • For entry onto QTS conversion course, you will be expected to have the following:

    • UK degree (2.2 or above)*
    • GCSE in English, Maths at grade C/4 or above*
    • You must be employed as a teacher in an independent or state-maintained primary school in England and be teaching the core subjects (English, maths and science) for a minimum of 50% of a full timetable.
    • General primary trainees must be teaching the three core subjects across two consecutive Key Stages and for the subject specific course trainees’ teaching time should be split 50:50 between the core subjects and their chosen specific subject.

    *For equivalent qualifications, contact education@buckingham.ac.uk to confirm that your qualification(s) meet the University entry requirements.

    In addition, you must:

    • Demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy.
    • Attend an interview.
    • Provide a reference from your headteacher supporting your application to undertake a PGCE.
    • Obtain the commitment from your school to release you for the second school placement and to provide a suitable mentor.
    • Provide a satisfactory criminal record check and show the physical and mental fitness to teach.