Primary with Prestolee SCITT

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

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
Website
http://www.prestoleescitt.co.uk/

About the course

The programmes have a comprehensive schedule of subject and theoretical training, which is delivered by outstanding practitioners and experts from across our partnership and wider alliance of schools.

You can choose to specialise in either Early Primary (3-7 years) or General Primary (5-11 years). Early Primary trainees will complete their training in Early Years and KS1, whilst General Primary trainees will complete their training in KS1 and KS2

Interview process

Once applications are received through UCAS, they undergo a careful screening process to ascertain suitability for interview.

Consideration is given to how much experience applicants have had in primary schools; academic qualifications (or predictions for pending degrees); suitability to teach & personal qualities and the quality of the personal statement in terms of grammar and spelling. Those selected will be invited to attend an interview day which will involve a mini teach.

How school placements work

All trainees will be allocated to a Home School. You will start the academic year in your Home School and spend the majority of your school-based experience time there. All trainees will spend a placement in an Away School during term 2 of the academic year.

The course combines practical classroom experience with academic study to give you the knowledge and understanding to teach successfully.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £8,000
EU students £8,000

Trainees have 2 options for payment, either via a loan from Student Finance or via self-funding. If you fund via Student Finance, once your loan application is approved the payments will be made directly to us and you do not need to take any further action. If you self-fund, payments can be made either by BACS or cheque.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

A UK Bachelor degree qualification or a recognised equivalent qualification.

  • GCSE grades A-C in English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent).

International qualifications

Applicants with international qualifications must provide a Statement of Comparability obtained from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), at https://www.naric.org.uk/naric

Personal qualities

Put simply, we are looking for potential. More specifically, we are looking for candidates who have the qualities required for a career in teaching, the potential to turn these qualities into a journey towards becoming a great teacher, and the work ethic and determination required to make this a reality. We want to hear from people who are personable, friendly and engaging; have a strong work ethic and a positive outlook; who understand the importance of teaching and want to make a difference.

Other requirements

School experience is not essential in order to apply for one of our courses. However, you may find it beneficial to have some school experience for the interview process where you will be asked to deliver a ‘mini-teach’ – a short lesson to a small group of pupils. You may also be asked questions which relate to the classroom. All offers will be conditional of DBS and Fitness to Teach checks and will need to pass the DfE Literacy and Numeracy skills tests.

About the training provider

Joining #teampresto as an ITT trainee gives aspiring teachers the opportunity to work with one of the most innovative and successful teams of Teachers and Leaders in Greater Manchester.

The name 'Prestolee' is synonymous with educational innovation, with the legacy of famous Headteacher Teddy O'Neill continuing to this day through the work of Prestolee: an outstanding primary school, a National Teaching School and an established teacher training provider. Prestolee School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) aims to ensure you are supported to become the best teaching practitioner and future leader you can be. We work with a number of schools to ensure you can undertake your primary school placement at different locations across the region.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Prestolee SCITT is inclusive and recognises its obligation to make reasonable adjustments for disabled students and those diagnosed with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), long-term health condition or mental health condition. We are keen to ensure these can be put in place to support students when applying to and studying at Prestolee. Therefore, we encourage disabled applicants to get in touch with our admissions office as soon as possible to discuss any requirements and their application.

Contact details

Email
training@prestoleescitt.co.uk
Telephone
01204 335756
Website
http://www.prestoleescitt.co.uk/
Address
Prestolee Teaching School
Church Road
Stoneclough

Apply

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: 2AS
  • Training programme code: 2TD8

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
O Prestolee at Oldham and Yorkshire Waterloo Primary School, Worthington Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL7 9LA
M Prestolee at Merseyside Roby Park Primary School, Easton Road, Huyton L36 4NY
- Main Site Prestolee Teaching School, Church Road, Stoneclough M26 1HJ

Advice and support

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