Ashton on Mersey School SCITT
Secondary Drama (3FLN)

QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Date you can apply from
13 March 2019
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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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

The aim of Ashton on Mersey SCITT is to develop the teachers of tomorrow, those who will make a difference in the lives of the pupils they teach and to the colleagues they work with. The School is one of the only schools nationally to have been deemed outstanding by Ofsted five consecutive times.

Our Ethos is

Every trainee matters - our programme allows trainees to personalise learning through enrichment opportunities.

Team of high quality partner schools, mentors and quality improvement leads working collaboratively on all elements of the programme.

Holistic course with school and centre based learning dovetailed through five clear learning themes linked to the Teachers’ Standards.

Outstanding practice to allow you to develop your full potential as a trainee.

Specialist facilitators from partner schools deliver the centre based learning ensuring current educational practice is at the forefront of all learning.

The Ashton on Mersey SCITT Ofsted inspection noted;

“Well-structured, cohesive and innovative training programmes enable trainees to gain the skills and knowledge to be successful teachers.”

“Trainees and NQTs from this partnership share a number of notable characteristics. They are thoughtful, buoyant and enthusiastic."

“Trainees are fulsome in their praise of the SCITT. NQTs echo these positive views time and time again.”

“A highly effective, cohesive and ambitious leadership team accounts for the successful establishment of Ashton on Mersey SCITT. They share the same reflective qualities as the trainees they nurture. They seek out advice, listen to feedback and take immediate action to bring about positive change.”

Training with disabilities and other needs

If you have any special needs please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements and how these can be met. Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools.

Contact details

0161 9731179
Cecil Avenue
M33 5BP


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: 24L
  • Training programme code: 3FLN

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Main Site Cecil Avenue, Sale, Cheshire M33 5BP -

Support and advice

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