Consilium SCITT
History (382F)

PGCE with QTS full time

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

Consilium SCITT are Ofsted graded OUTSTANDING.

The course includes approximately 170 days training, including teaching days in two contrasting schools, as well as a week spent in a primary, in a special school and in a post-16 setting.

Throughout this course you will be assessed based on classroom experience, and achievements measured against the Teaching Standards. There are four assessment periods.

There is also two Assignments which you will complete during the course for Manchester Metropolitan University who award the PGCE element of our course. You will be required to attend 4 days throughout the course.

For our NE trainees you will gain a PGCE with the University of Cumbria, this is all online based and you will be required to submit Two assignments.

Upon successful completion of the programme you will be awarded QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by Consilium SCITT.

We are proud to have an 100% success rate, with a high percentage of trainees successfully completing the course achieving grades of 'Good' or 'Outstanding'.

Many of our trainees have gone on to gain teaching positions within the Alliance once they are qualified.

Interview process

Consilium SCITT conducts interviews for all of the courses, some of the interviews may be held at a School within our Partnership, but you will be informed of this at the time of invitation to interview.

If an applicant is invited for an interview, the day will include teaching a 30 minute lesson (on a given topic) which will be observed.

There will also be a short literacy test and a formal interview.

All applicants go through this process. The panel will consist of the SCITT Director and various subject specialists/mentors and/or Professional mentors.

How school placements work

During your training you will complete three placements, Placement A1 & A2 will be at the same school, with a contrasting Placement B in between.

You will spend Monday - Thursday in your Placement School and Friday is our Centre based training day.

We work with a number of Schools within our Partnership to be able to offer you contrasting placements. We also have contacts with local Special Schools, primary schools and 6th Form College where you will complete a weeks placement with each of them.

You will also visit a PRU.


The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

The course fees are £9,000 this fee includes the QTS and the PGCE qualification.

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 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.

Financial support from the training provider

There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available dependent of the subject you wish to train to teach and your degree classification.



You should hold a minimum 2:2 honours degree but we will consider applicants who hold an honours degree with relevant experience.

By the start of the course, all applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above (new grading 4 or above). We do not accept Key Skills.

We do accept applications from people who may be studying towards their GCSE's but it would be made part of the offer that you had completed these and achieved a Grade C (4) or above by the start of the course.

Personal qualities

We are looking for hard working, dedicated trainee teachers who are willing to get involved in all aspects of training and schools.

We will be looking not only at your academic qualifications and your references.

School experience is extremely beneficial to applicants to get an insight into how a school is run, however, it isn't a compulsory requirement.

Other requirements

Other requirements before the start of the course are:

  • DBS Check - Consilium Scitt will complete and pay for this. If you have anything that you think may appear on your DBS you need to declare this at interview.
  • Complete a Fitness to Teach form (you must declare any conditions to enable the us to support you).
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course. You will be given further information about this if you are required to undertake one.

About the training provider

We have recently changed our name to Consilium SCITT.

We are Ofsted graded OUTSTANDING.

Details of our report can be found here

Outstanding pupil progress is held at the core of the Consilium SCITT. Our trainees are skilled at observing learning, have an acute understanding of what makes people learn best, and teach intuitively, enabling all pupils to progress 'beyond expectations'. Our aim is that the trainees, as well as their pupils, will go 'beyond expectations' in terms of the progress that they make. Outstanding teaching leads to outstanding progress.

Consilium SCITT aims towards the following outcomes:

To provide outstanding training opportunities for trainees in a range of secondary subjects.

To mentor and coach trainees effectively, guiding their development towards becoming outstanding teachers, experts in their specialist subject.

To develop the future generation of outstanding teachers that will continue on to provide an exceptional level of education to learners, both in and out of Salford.

To ensure all trainees make outstanding progress towards meeting all of the Teachers' Standards and achieving QTS.

Throughout the year there are four review points as well as two assignments based on a range of themes around teaching and learning to complete.

We also offer a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE SCITT) awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University.

About the accredited body

The course includes approximately 170 days training, including teaching in two contrasting schools, a week spent in a primary, a special school and a post-16 setting.

Professional Issues sessions held weekly cover a range of issues. These are delivered by a range of subject specialists across a range of educational settings.

Trainees receive mentoring session once a week, as well as a formal observation supplemented by developmental observations. The outcomes from observations and discussions inform the weekly target setting.

Targets and progress towards QTS are reviewed weekly, evidenced through your files, the assessment log and the standards tracking document.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our Schools have disabled access. Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that we can consider suitable placements.

As well as supporting our trainees with any disabilities and other needs, Manchester Metropolitan University offers a variety of services which our trainees have access to. These include counselling, health & well being. There is also a Disability Service available if required.

Contact details

Eccles Old Road
Greater Manchester
M6 8RD


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: 1MS
  • Training programme code: 382F

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
Buile Hill Academy
Eccles Old Road M6 8RD
Yes 1
NE Hub
Washington Academy, Washington, Newcastle NE37 2AA
Yes 6

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