United Teaching National SCITT
Business Studies (3DFK)

PGCE with QTS full time

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.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
August 2019

About the course

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

United Teaching is the Initial Teacher Training arm of United Learning, an ambitious and growing group of junior and secondary, state and independent schools across England. We are a national SCITT which offers real teaching exposure in a choice of schools, a mentor system, a support network, professional qualifications, as well as continuous professional development throughout your career with the group. The course is designed to bring out the best in your teaching skills quickly, professionally and comprehensively; a scheme aimed at creating the teachers of tomorrow and the education leaders of the future.

Our focus as a group is simple and unswerving – to provide an excellent education to all our pupils. We believe there should be no barriers to learning. We create the foundations for successful lives. Our schools share our sense of dedication, passion and integrity. And they share our commitment to high quality teaching.

The answer is our guiding philosophy: "The best in everyone". It enables us to set the standard for excellence in education that we expect in United Learning schools. Just as importantly, it brings out the best in you as a trainee and as a teacher.

On our Initial Teacher Training scheme, you could be teaching from day one. And, by accessing our collective expertise and support, you’ll have the resources you need to develop. So, expect to be a valued member of your teaching team, empowered to lead your own classes from the start, but with all the support you'll need.

About the accredited body

Trainee development is overseen by the lead school, Paddington Academy, and in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London.

Goldsmiths have been training teachers since 1904 and are renowned as a leader in the field of teacher training. There is a strong emphasis on active and collaborative learning, and Ofsted have rated most aspects of our programmes as 'good' or 'very good'. Employers rank Goldsmiths as one of the country’s best universities from which to recruit graduates, according to a survey published in the Times Higher Education magazine.

Training with disabilities and other needs

At United Teaching, we aim to be an inclusive provider, promoting diversity and opportunities for all. We strive to support all our trainee teachers as best as we can and work with our partner PGCE provider and our partner schools to ensure that all trainees make excellent progress.

Contact details

0207 479 3953
Paddington Academy
50 Marylands Road
Greater London
W9 2DR


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: 1A9
  • Training programme code: 3DFK

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
Paddington Academy
Paddington Academy, 50 Maryland Road, London W92DR
Yes -
United Teaching Cumbria
Cumbria, Cumbria
Yes U
United Teaching Dorset
Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset
Yes D
United Teaching East Sussex
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Yes V
United Teaching East Yorkshire
East Yorkshire - Various, Hull
Yes 3
United Teaching Essex
Dagenham, Essex
Yes 8
United Teaching Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Various
Yes 1
United Teaching Hampshire
Yes N
United Teaching Kent
Ashford, Wye, Orpington
Yes 4
United Teaching Lancashire
Yes W
United Teaching Lincolnshire
Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Yes B
United Teaching London
London - Various, London
Yes A
United Teaching North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
Yes 7
United Teaching Northampton
Kettering, Northampton NN39UK
Yes F
United Teaching Northamptonshire
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Yes Z
United Teaching Oxfordshire
Banbury, Banbury
Yes 0
United Teaching South Yorkshire
Sheffield, Barnsley
Yes 5
United Teaching Surrey
Guildford, Guildford, Surrey
Yes K
United Teaching West Midlands
West Midlands
Yes 6
United Teaching West Sussex
Shoreham, Bognor Regis, Midhurst
Yes S
United Teaching West Yorkshire
Leeds, Leeds
Yes G
United Teaching Wiltshire
Swindon, Swindon, Wiltshire
Yes J

Support and advice

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