PGC in Primary Practice (with QTS) NEW

Our new PGC in Primary Practice is a one year 100% school-based teacher training programme, delivered in partnership with Odyssey Teaching School Hub. You will be fully immersed in school life and supported, both academically and pastorally, to be the best teacher you can be.

From day one of your programme, you will be in school, working with pupils and making a difference to children’s lives. You will undertake at least two placements in contrasting schools, giving you broad and invaluable first-hand school experience.

Your school-based learning will be complemented by an in-person and online Professional Studies programme delivered by active teachers from a range of partner schools.

This ambitious evidence-informed training curriculum will inspire and accelerate your classroom confidence and give you excellent employment prospects.

Reasons to train with us

  • 100% school-based training, teaching children aged 5 -11
  • Tuition and mentoring by practising expert teachers
  • Placements at primary, infant, junior and SEND Schools
  • Confirmed school placements at offer stage*
  • Weekly, evidence-based professional study sessions
  • Part-time, flexible and salaried routes
  • ‘Outstanding’ teacher trainer provider
  • Gain your PGC in Primary Practice from University of Gloucestershire (subject to validation)

* Placements may change due to staff changes in placement schools. In such event, we work with you to accommodate your needs.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

Personal qualities

We know that outstanding teachers come from many different backgrounds and have a range of prior experiences. We welcome applications from trainees from all walks of life and recognise the different qualities and skills that they can potentially bring to the profession.

We are looking for people who can demonstrate:

  • Enthusiasm for the Primary Curriculum
  • Clear communication skills
  • An interest in how children learn
  • Commitment to doing the best for every child
  • The ability to seek and act on feedback
  • The ability to be reflective
  • A desire for improvement

Other requirements

All trainees will be subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to the start of the course. Trainees with less prior experience in school may also be required to undertake a short period of work experience.


The course fees for UK students in 2024 to 2025 are £9,250.

We offer full-time and part-time, tuition fee-funded and salaried routes.

Click here for further details on the course and to apply now.

Odyssey Teaching School Hub provides teacher training and professional development