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Marlbrook Primary School


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Initial Teacher Training

Are you newly graduated and want be a teacher?

Initial Teacher Training is an exciting opportunity to attend a school led training course which enables you to spend most of your time training in school over a period of a year. This route into teaching is for graduates who prefer the more ‘hands on’ approach. Straight away you will be placed with an outstanding teacher, learning from the very best. You will need to attend the University Of Worcester for approximately 30 days over the year and you will have experience teaching in 2 of our partnership schools.


PGCE award: Students achieving 60 credits at Masters level and meeting the requirements for QTS will be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS.

Why Train with us?

Marlbrook is an outstanding school at the heart of its community with a clear vision for the future. We are a 3 form entry school (Nursery to Year 6) and in September 2014 we became a teaching school.


  • Support throughout the year from outstanding practitioners
  • You will experience mentoring and coaching to enhance your own teaching skills
  • High retention rates (teachers and ECTs)
  • University of Worcester work closely with us to ensure your training is seamless for the year
  • Working in a variety of schools
  • A guarantee of a job interview at the end of the year if a post is vacant at that time
  • Superb links with Prince Henry Teaching School Hub, Evesham


Routes offered:

Initial Teacher Training (unsalaried) –General Primary

The ITT Programme allows schools to recruit and train their own teachers. The course lasts for 1 year and is full time. The 30 contact days will be at The University Of Worcester and the fees will be £9250 a year (£17,400 for international students). Please click here to see the University of Worcester Website for additional Information. 

Entry requirements & Academic requirements

Honours degree normally (2:2) or higher from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis.

Grade C/level 4 at GCSE in English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent) (for 2022 entry, applicants must have these qualifications by the start of the course). Alternatively, we offer equivalency Test if you don’t have the required GCSE grade to apply for our courses. Trainees who begin courses before providing evidence of the required GCSE standard (or equivalent) will not be eligible for financial incentives, such as bursaries or grants until they achieve the required standard.

Additional requirements

An Enhanced DBS check. You will be sent details of how to apply for your DBS in the summer term. You will need to pay for this.  You may already be part of the DBS update service. Find out about the update service here. As part of the DBS process you will be checked against the Children’s Barred List.

A check against the Prohibition List.

If you have lived, studied or worked overseas for three months or more in the last five years a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country of residence will be required. Further information and guidance associated with additional costs are available from the Home Office.

An online occupational health check. All those on a teacher training programme must be certified as meeting national requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach, as set by the Department for Education.

International students: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

How to apply

All applications for PGCE should be made via the Government's Find Postgraduate Teacher Training website - Find the link to this website by clicking here. Additional useful information is available on the Government's Get Into Teaching website. Find this website by clicking here.

Lead School - Marlbrook Primary School

Partnership Schools

Ashfield Park

Brampton Abbots



Bridstow C of E





Hampton Dene


Kingstone & Thruxton






Little Dewchurch C of E


Our Lady’s RC



St Francis Xavier RC

St James C of E

St Martin’s


St Paul’s

St Peter’s

St Michael’s Bodenham





We are proud to work in partnership with the University of Worcester, we can provide a superb opportunity for students to teach in Herefordshire and be supported by a successful local university.

To find out more about teaching in the West Midlands please click here or call Rachel Matthews on (01432) 273633 rmatthews@st-martins.hereford.sch.uk