Primary SEND with PGCE

Course Code: S682
Course Type: Primary

YWTT offers a bespoke and supportive training package which aims to meet the needs of each individual through weekly tutorials with your YWTT phase or subject lead in addition to your weekly meeting with your school-based mentor.

The thoughtfully sequenced curriculum allows trainees to develop their knowledge and skills through a blend of professional studies and subject specific sessions taught at YWTT, complemented by a carefully integrated school based training programme. 100% of our 22/23 cohort would recommend YWTT to others.

Available to Apply From: 9 October, 2023
Start Date: September 2024
Course Length: 1 year

Course Details

About the Course

The professional studies programme is delivered by teaching experts some of whom work for national education organisations including the EEF, Maths and English Hubs.

You will work closely with your YWTT tutor, an excellent primary teacher who will support your development throughout the course. They will meet with you weekly to gain a deep understanding of your specific needs and progress, allowing them to design and deliver bespoke intensive training placements in their school.

School placements are carefully structured to ensure the gradual development of your teaching across KS1/2. Spending Monday to Thursday in school allows you to continually apply and refine your developing knowledge and skills. Your mentor in each placement school will support you daily, giving you regular formative feedback through observation and weekly mentor meetings. They also work closely with your tutor to design and deliver the school based training programme.

A team of primary experts will ensure you have the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver all aspects of the curriculum. 100% of our 22/23 cohort strongly agreed that they had been effectively trained by YWTT.

You may be eligible for a student loan. These are normally for undergraduate courses but you can also apply if you do postgraduate teacher training.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications needed

In order to be eligible for the programme you would need to hold the following qualifications:

At least a Grade C/Level 4 in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

For Primary you would also require at least a Grade C/Level 4 in GCSE Science or equivalent.

A Degree at a 2:2 or above, preferably in the subject you wish to apply for.

Other requirements

Before you start the course, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) security check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the accredited body

Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training (YWTT) is rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. It offers an exciting and innovative teacher training programme based in purpose built training facilities in the Teacher Development Centre at South Hunsley School in the East Riding of Yorkshire. YWTT is privileged to work with a partnership of over seventy schools, giving trainees the opportunity to work with exceptional teachers in a wide variety of educational settings across the region. Our programme is designed to prepare trainees to become highly effective teachers who will continue to develop and thrive throughout their career. 38% of YWTT alumni are in leadership positions, with posts including deputy and assistant head teachers, pastoral leads and multi academy trust curriculum leads. 100% of headteachers who employed YWTT trainees said that they had made an excellent start in their new schools, with Ofsted stating that “newly qualified teachers have the knowledge and skills to become exceptional teachers.

Interview process

When you apply on the Department for Education (DfE) website, your application will go through an initial screening process. If your application makes it through the initial screen, you will be formally invited to an interview in one of our School Direct partner schools.

You may be eligible for financial support from the government  if you choose a course without a salary. This support includes bursaries, scholarships and loans.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK


If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.


Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Disability Support at interview: If you have a sensory or physical disability, dyslexia, a mental health or medical condition, please let us know if you need some support during the selection process. 

We recommend you contact both ourselves and University Admissions within three days of receiving an invite to interview so we can arrange (for example) extra time in order to complete reading or written tasks if required; a sign language interpreter; a note taker; materials in a different format; wheelchair access. 

We will try to accommodate your requests so that you can fully participate in the interview without any disadvantage.

Disability Access All training venues and schools must meet statutory requirements for access, but individual needs will be accommodated wherever possible.

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