Social Sciences with Oxfordshire Teacher Training Accredited provider: The Cherwell OTSA SCITT

Course offered
QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Our Tuition Fee School Direct programme has been carefully designed and is delivered by experienced practitioners to ensure that you will start your teaching career equipped with the best combination of skills and knowledge. A crucial aspect of this programme is the innovative structure which starts with our summer ‘Induction Week’. This Induction Week prepares you to spend the first few vital days of September in your placement school. Many ITT programmes don’t start until the end of September and therefore miss out this essential experience. Our Associate Teachers recognise the importance of being in school at the start of the year and really value being part of the team from the outset.

The Rapid Development Programme begins straight after the first week in school in September and will provide you with focused support and guidance to develop and test out your ‘teacher’s toolkit’. The time during this intensive programme is divided between central training sessions and time in you first placement school.

Our inspiring training programmes are carefully crafted to ensure the right balance of ‘theory and practise’ to prepare you for your career as a great teacher: ‘Central training has also made an excellent contribution to trainees’ development as new teachers…Trainees benefit from excellent specialist training to develop their subject knowledge’. (Ofsted report Nov 2017).

Central training is designed and delivered by a range of expert colleagues who combine their extensive knowledge of the current school system with principles, research and theories drawn from the most recent and relevant sources. Individual Subject Specialists are recruited based on their skills and expertise and work closely with the central team to ensure a coherent, focused and flexible approach. A range of visits and external speakers are threaded throughout the programme to motivate, inspire and deepen your understanding.

Basic hours at placement schools and Central Training will be approximately 8:00am-4:00pm and on occasions you will be required to attend additional events.

As an Associate Teacher you will build up a body of evidence to show how you are meeting the Teachers’ Standards in the context of your training. This is a continual process and regular advice and guidance is given about the best forms of evidence to use to show progress. You will have a designated ‘Visiting Tutor’ who will visit you at three stages throughout the programme to monitor your progress and assess the evidence that you have collected.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,750
EU students £7,750
International students £7,750

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Contact details

01865 518209
Oxfordshire Teacher Training
The Cherwell School North Site
Marston Ferry 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: 1DE
  • Training programme code: 36V4

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
S Oxfordshire Teacher Training South Gillotts School, Gillotts Lane, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1PS
N Oxfordshire Teacher Training North Blessed George Napier, Catholic School, Addison Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9DG
C Oxfordshire Teacher Training Central The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford OX2 7EE

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