*Applications for the 2022/23 Part-Time Primary course will open in October 2021*

Our new Part-Time Primary course is a flexible, two-year training programme designed especially for people who have family commitments or need to work while training.

How much time in school/training?

Altogether, over the two years, Trainees will have more than 120 days in school for each option. In addition to the days in school, Trainees will have 8 days of input over the two years with the University of Leeds (this will be completed through blended online tutorials, remote learning and face-to-face lectures). There are 4 PGCE academic modules across the 2 years and Trainees will gain 60 masters credits; 2 assignments in Year 1 (30 credits) and 2 assignments in Year 2 (30 credits).

Professional learning days are included in the training days, although there may be an occasional requirement to attend an event such as an employment conference with peers across all programmes.

There are a number of training venues across the region to make this as convenient as possible.

How do we train?

Our hybrid approach to learning combines traditional classroom experiences and digital course delivery.

  • Part-Time Primary 3-7 course is available through the SCITT route with Red Kite Teacher Training (K808), School Direct with Red Kite (N100), North Star (T746) and Swaledale Alliance.
  • Part-Time Primary 5-11 course is available through the SCITT route with Red Kite Teacher Training (Z464), School Direct with Red Kite (C120), North Star (Q327) and Swaledale Alliance.


· Trainees manage their time to meet course deadlines.

· Trainees get the flexibility of online learning with the stability of in-class instruction.

· Trainees save time travelling to training venues.

· Trainees benefit from a personalised training programme designed to fit around the demands of their everyday life.

How do we select placement schools?

Placement schools are selected on suitability for the Trainee and geographical location. They are matched with Trainees based on the current strengths of the school and the requirements of the Trainee. In this way we ensure that Trainees have the best possible support in school over their training years and a personalised approach.


How will it work?

Trainees follow a carefully designed plan to support their learning. The course is structured to make sure that Trainees take on classroom responsibility in a systematic manner. The programme will build your confidence, pedagogy and subject knowledge to give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner.

A detailed calendar and handbook provide Trainees with all the information that they need to plan ahead. Over the two years, you will have taught in at least two schools and in two key stages. We recommend that you stay in one school for each year of the programme.

Interested? Why not find out about our entry criteria and how to apply?

With two options for study, the course is designed to be flexible and suit your individual needs:

· Option 1 – Trainees will train two days per week throughout the two years and then complete a full-time teaching practice of 8 weeks at the end of year two in term 5 and 6 (finishing in June). This is perfect for people who need to train part-time but wish to work as a full-time teacher at the end of the programme and show employing schools that they can manage the full-time workload. This route costs £11,000 for the two years.

· Option 2 – Trainees will train two days per week throughout year one then 3 days per week in year two (finishing in June). This is ideal for someone who wishes to teach part-time as a teacher after graduation. This route costs £11,000 for the two years.

Both options cost £5,500 each year.