Ellison Boulters Church of England Primary School
Primary (2LVQ)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

LTSA SCITT (Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training) works in partnership across Lincolnshire to deliver high quality school-based primary and secondary teacher training. SCITT (core) and School Direct (fee paying and salaried) routes are offered and all trainees follow the same training programme irrespective of the route for which they applied.

Key features of our programme include:

*A bespoke training programme which blends QTS and PGCE; successful completion of the course therefore leads to QTS and a PGCE, with 60 masters’ credits.

*School-based training for the whole academic year

*A caring, nurturing and supportive programme for trainees

*Training in a range of schools across Lincolnshire

*Dedicated mentor support

*A dynamic and supportive learning environment

*Strong partnership with the University of Lincoln, including access to the University’s facilities

Interview process

LTSA SCITT conducts a rigorous selection process in order to secure the best candidates for the teaching profession. If you are shortlisted you will take part in a formal selection process involving schools and school leaders as well as SCITT personnel.

The selection activities may include:

*A formal interview

*Primary applicants: A small group activity with primary school children

*Secondary applicants: A short presentation to a group of pupils on an area of your subject which interests you

*A written task

As part of the selection process preferences for training schools will be discussed and you will be invited to visit the school to meet with senior leaders and staff members and to spend time in the classroom.

A formal offer of training will be made to you through UCAS Teacher Training.

Following the selection day for primary trainees, you will then be invited to spend two days in a primary school which may then provide your training.

Following the selection day for secondary trainees, you will then be invited to spend a day in the school which may provide your training.

At the school visit you will have the opportunity to meet with senior leaders and staff members in the school and spend time in the classroom.

A formal offer of training will then be made to you through UCAS Teacher Training.

How school placements work

Trainees are in their main training school for the full academic year gaining an insight into how a learning climate is created from the first day and building strong relationships with pupils and staff. Trainees have a centralised training day each week of the academic year.

In addition, trainees expand their breadth of experience within a different school setting in the spring term.


The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



All entrants must hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institute or equivalent. A first degree comprises 300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at a level 6. The degree should be at a minimum of 2:2, but third class degrees will be considered when there is additional evidence to support an application.

GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent for secondary trainees with the addition of grade C/4 or above in a science for primary trainees

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainee teachers who will inspire our students through their enthusiasm and belief in the intrinsic value of education

*The ability to communicate knowledge to a range of learners

*High levels of interpersonal skills

*A flexible approach and an openness and willingness to learn

*Skills of resilience which are continually developing

*The drive and ambition to become an outstanding teacher and a future leader

*Reflective on practice, with the ability to take and act upon advice

Other requirements

Throughout training fundamental English and mathematics proficiencies will need to be demonstrated.

LTSA SCITT will also undertake the relevant safeguarding checks before your training commences, including an Enhanced DBS check. LTSA SCITT will give you full support in completing these checks once you have had an offer of a training place.

About the training provider

Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy is a Lead School for the School Direct programme. We work alongside other Lead Schools, Teaching Schools, our SCITT provider (Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance) and the University of Lincoln to offer a PGCE alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We place School Direct and SCITT trainees in our partner schools, who provide a supportive and fully school led approach to teacher training.

The Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA) SCITT provides a dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn to teach in both the primary and secondary sectors. LTSA SCITT works with a number of Teaching School Alliances, Lead schools and placement schools to offer a highly regarded training programme, where trainees are supported by experienced and committed staff.

Schools who host LTSA SCITT trainees are committed to continued professional development and see the initial training of teachers as the first step on the journey to becoming an outstanding teacher. Beyond the training year structured induction and development programmes are offered in our schools.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT recognises the needs of all its trainees and will work collaboratively with trainees and schools to put a support plan in place when required.

In addition, all trainees are students of the University of Lincoln and as such have access to the full range of support offered by the university.

Contact details

01673 862392
Sudbrooke Road


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 19X
  • Training programme code: 2LVQ

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy
Sudbrooke Road, Scothern, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 2UZ
Yes E

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