Wildern School
English (2PFD)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Wildern Partnership
Financial support
Bursary or 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

Phase 1 – Scaffold

SCITT Teaching School Experience (STSE) – (1 weeks Induction plus 8 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Outstanding practice modelled, theory and practice analysed and mediated.
  • Integrated school / training centre learning experience for general professional studies and subject professional studies.
  • Core group training where Secondary and Primary trainees received phased and combined training by Wildern Partnership Specialists.

Phase 2 – Scaffold and Develop

SCITT Partnership School A – (7 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Teaching Groups, micro teaching and working with individual children building to whole class planning, teaching and assessment. Individual support from outstanding school based subject leaders and highly trained school based mentors.
  • Working towards a 40-50% timetable built up at an individual rate.
  • Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies.
  • Trainees spend 2 days in alternative key stages and settings.

Phase 3 – Develop

Second school experience – (6 weeks in a contrasting setting and the training centre)

  • Theory practice relationships consolidated in a contrasting setting.
  • Teaching classes, groups and individual children, supported and assessed by highly trained school based mentors. Embedding subject knowledge for teaching and supporting pupil progress.
  • Fridays are based at the Training Centre for general professional studies.

Phase 4 - Develop and Refine

(6 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Return to lead school.
  • Begin to embed practice from second school experience.
  • Working towards a 50-60% timetable built up at a rate which is individual and managed by curriculum / phase and professional mentor.
  • Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies.

Phase 5/6 – Refine and Enrich

Employment in Education / Enrichment – (10 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Refine teaching practice to develop autonomy in the classroom, working towards a 60-70% timetable at a rate which is individual and managed by curriculum / phase and professional mentor.
  • SCITT support for local NQTs, School CPD in mentoring / subject knowledge / MA level study / diverse bespoke needs.
  • Preparing for Employment in Education.
  • Fridays are based at the Training Centre for general professional studies.
  • Further completion of teaching time, should any long periods of absence arise throughout the year.

Interview process

School Direct applicants – If shortlisted for interview you will initially be invited to Wildern School where you will; deliver a teaching activity, undertake a Subject Knowledge Audit, complete a written task, take part in a group activity (which is observed) and have an individual formal interview. If shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to state a school preference where the interview will take place. The panel will be joined by a member of the Wildern Partnership SCITT.

How school placements work

Placement schools are selected following rigorous quality assurance processes of the placement which determines that the placement and mentoring will be of high quality, location; personal circumstances (such as means of transport, childcare); pedagogical and subject knowledge needs of the trainee; trainee’s prior background; commitment of the school and staff to the programme and a high level of professional development.

Trainees will teach the age ranges of 11-16 (Secondary programme) and also gain experience in early years and further education, as well as special schools, hospital schools and pupil behaviour units.


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’ll get a bursary of £12,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

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



Applicants must hold a degree of a UK university, higher education institution or an acceptable equivalent at 2:2 or above. Their degree should include a minimum content of 50% which is directly related to the subject which they are training to teach.

Applicants must be in possession of appropriate prior qualifications including GCSE grade C or above in English (or English Language) and Mathematics.

Applicants are required to have passed the professional skills tests before the start of the course.

About the training provider

The Wildern Partnership SCITT is an outstanding local teacher training provider, developed through years of collaboration with a diverse range of partnership schools, colleges and universities.

We offer a school based, collaborative, quality and cross phase training programme which is adapted to your individual needs.

The full time one-year training programme in both Primary and Secondary commences in September. Successful completion of your training with us will result in QTS, along with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at Masters level.

In addition to the academic support available we support your wellbeing through; professional coaching; a high level of pastoral care; subsidised gym membership.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We pride ourselves on supporting those trainees with specific learning difficulties and disabilities, offering bespoke individualised provision.

Contact details

Wildern Lane
Hedge End


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: 1LC
  • Training programme code: 2PFD

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
Admiral Lord Nelson School
Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO3 5XT
Yes 5
Hounsdown School
Jacobs Gutter Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 9FT
Yes H
Redbridge Community School
Cuckmere Lane, Southampton SO16 9RJ
Yes R
St George Catholic College
Leaside Way, Southampton SO16 3DQ
Yes S
Westgate School
Cheriton Road, Winchester SO22 5AZ
Yes X
Wildern School
Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4EJ
Yes W
Woodlands Community College
Minstead Avenue, Harefield, Southampton SO18 5FW
Yes O
Wyvern College
Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 7AN
Yes Y

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