Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Conversion Course – Primary

The QTS Conversion Course is available to teachers who are currently employed and have already completed the UoB’s Independent PGCE.

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Course overview

  • 2024
  • Full-time
  • Sep
  • 37 Weeks
  • Postgraduate
  • QTS
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Online
  • *See below for full fee information

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    Entry Requirements

    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. Across the year you will be expected to gain experience of teaching all subjects of the Primary Curriculum.

    You will be expected to have the following qualifications:

    • UK degree. For equivalent qualifications, contact education@buckingham.ac.uk to confirm that your qualification meets the University entry requirements
    • GCSE in English Language, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above or equivalent. For equivalent qualifications, contact education@buckingham.ac.uk to confirm that your qualification meets 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.