The Primary School Direct and SCITT 5-11 courses provide a broad range of teaching experience across Key Stages 1 and 2. As with the 3-7 and 7-11 courses, you’ll develop the skills to teach any Primary age group once you’re qualified, but this course will give you the opportunity to experience teaching within the different Key Stages during your placements.

In the Primary year groups, creativity is at the heart of our teaching, both in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, and across the full breadth of National Curriculum Primary subjects.

You’ll enjoy working with many inspirational teachers from across the partnership, showing you how they continuously strive to improve practice in the classroom, and enable progression across the full range of Primary year groups. You’ll also develop inspirational and innovative techniques to enthuse and engage young people.

The Primary 5-11 course is available through the SCITT route with Red Kite Teacher Training (3BWJ), School Direct with Red Kite (3D2L), Swaledale Alliance and North Star (2PD2).

Find out about our entry criteria and how to apply

“There is nothing else that could have prepared me better. The course has been fantastic.”

Amy, Primary NQT 2018


“The school experience and integration into a school environment from day one has been invaluable. In just a few months I have been involved in staff meetings, parents’ evenings, a school production and school trips.”

Rachel Gregson, Red Kite Primary Trainee 2018/19