St George's Academy
Primary (2W8T)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
St. George's Academy Partnership
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

The course lasts from September- July, the full academic year.

St George's Academy Partnership is the accredited provider, the course leads to two qualifications.

For QTS:

• You will spend 4 days each week in your 'home' school, working alongside your mentor and colleagues.

• There are six specialism days held at partner schools and additional visiting specialist days at the University of Lincoln to ensure you have covered the breadth of the curriculum.

• After a period of observation and as you feel confident, your teaching will gradually increase each term.

• By Term 6 your teaching commitment will match that of an NQT so that you are fully prepared for the workload of a qualified teacher.

• There are two assessment points during the year for the PGCE element and three assessment points for the QTS element.


• You will spend one day each week at The University of Lincoln.

The day is split into two half days.

• Researching Education, The Foundations of Education and preparation for the Action Research & PGCE qualification.

• The classroom based input covers all elements of teaching and learning linked to The Teacher Standards.

You will have access to all the facilities of The University of Lincoln.

Interview process

St George's Academy Partnership has a rigorous selection and recruitment process. If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview.

The interview process involves:

• a tour of the school followed by a short reflective task

• a presentation to a small group of students (eg reading a story)

• an interview with members of the SCITT board

During the day you will meet your potential mentor, colleagues and ITT Lead so that you have a clear idea who you will be working with throughout your training year.You will be contacted later that day to confirm if you have been successful.

If successful, you will also have the opportunity at a later stage to meet with colleagues at the University of Lincoln to discuss the PGCE course and ask any questions you may have about this element.

How school placements work

St George's Academy Partnership consists of thirty-three partner schools across Lincolnshire. We have large primary schools in urban settings and smaller schools in rural locations within the partnership.

• You choose your 'home' school and apply directly to that school on UCAS. This gives you the opportunity to select a school which is a 'good fit' for you.

• You will spend 5 out of 6 terms in your 'home' school.

• Jan-Feb is spent in your 2nd placement school.

• We work with you when selecting your second placement school to ensure that you experience a contrast of setting, age phase etc.

• We take into account your personal circumstances re: transport, childcare etc when arranging your second placement.


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

Tuition Fees Loans and Maintenance Loans are also available for eligible applicants.

Financial support

You may 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

• We support trainees with additional courses or associated travel costs eg exam board courses, these are considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the partnership.

  • The University of Lincoln provides financial support for some students towards transport costs.
  • The partnership covers the cost of your DBS checks.



You will need to meet the following academic requirements:

• A first degree with honours. Ideally we are looking for 2.2 equivalent or above. We do not rule out lower class degrees.

• You need a grade C(4) or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

If you have studied outside of the UK, check the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) website to see if your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A-Levels and undergraduate degrees.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have a passion for teaching and a commitment to improving the lives and outcomes of young people. You will need to demonstrate consistently high personal and professional standards and be a motivated,flexible and resilient team member.

Ideally, we would like you to have some classroom experience so that you know it is the right career for you. We can help you gain experience in any of our partner schools.

Other requirements

You will need to disclose any criminal convictions, cautions or bind-overs and agree to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is the government scheme that replaces the Criminal Records Bureau. If you would like to discuss your circumstances with us before you apply, we are happy to advise.

Wendy Procter: 01529 301193

About the training provider

St George’s Academy Partnership includes thirty-three schools across Lincolnshire, offering school based teacher training for Primary and Secondary.

The Partnership is the accrediting provider for this course and provides the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) training. The University of Lincoln provides the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Master’s Level credits.

• You choose which school you would like to train in and apply directly to that school on UCAS.Schools within the partnership are listed on UCAS.

• You will be a part of a small cohort, enabling us to tailor the programme to meet your personal circumstances such as transport or childcare.

• You will be supported in school by mentors, subject specialists, ITT Leads and Programme Leaders.

• Your training is delivered by practising teachers who are up to date with curriculum changes and who are fully aware of the challenges and enormous rewards of a career in teaching.

About the accredited body

St George's Academy is the accredited provider for all of our courses on both routes.

Training with disabilities and other needs

If you have a disability or additional needs, it is helpful if you give us details on your application so that we can make any adjustments you may need. The disability access in all of our partner schools is in accordance with legal requirements.Some of our schools are more accessible than others- we can advise you on this matter with a quick phone call to Wendy Procter: 01529 301193.

In previous cohorts we have worked with trainees who have had additional needs or disabilities (such as dyslexia, epilepsy, visual and hearing impairments) to ensure a safe and successful training year.

Contact details

St George's Academy Partnership
NG34 7PP


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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
Belton Lane Community Primary School
Green Lane, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9PP
Yes 5
Binbrook Church of England Primary School
Orford Road, Market Rasen LN86DU
Yes D
Caythorpe Primary School
High Street, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 3DR
Yes 9
Claypole Church of England Primary School
School Lane, Newark NG235BQ
Yes E
Digby Church of England Primary School-The Spires Federation
Church Street, Digby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 3LZ
Yes L
Dunston Church of England Primary School- The Spires Federation
Back Lane, Dunston, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 2EH
Yes 0
Gainsborough Nursery School
North Marsh Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2RR
Yes 2
Great Ponton CE Primary School
Mill Lane, Great Ponton, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 5DT
Yes O
Horbling Brown's Church of England Primary School
Sandygate Lane, Horbling, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0PL
Yes M
Isaac Newton Primary School
Dysart Road, Grantham NG317DG
Yes I
Nocton Community Primary School-The Spires Federation
School Road, Nocton, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 2BJ
Yes X
Normanby-by-Spital Primary School
Main Street, Normanby-by-Spital, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 2HE
Yes 7
Pilgrim Academy
Allerton Drive, Immingham DN402HP
Yes P
Reynolds Academy
Machray Place, Cleethorpes DN357LJ
Yes V
Ropsley C of E Primary School
School Lane, Ropsley, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 4BT
Yes 8
St Giles Nursery School
Addison Drive, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 4LQ
Yes 4
St Sebastian's Church of England Primary School
High Street, Great Gonerby, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 8LB
Yes 3
The Lancaster School
82 Jasmin Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 0QQ
Yes 6
Theddlethorpe Academy Primary School
Mill Road, Mablethorpe LN121PB
Yes N
Walkeringham Primary School
Millbaulk Road, Walkeringham, Doncaster DN104LL
Yes F
Winthorpe Primary School
Thoroughfare Lane, Winthorpe, Newark NG242NN
Yes W
Wyndham Park Nursery School
Hill Avenue, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9BB
Yes 1

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