Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training. (Cornwall SCITT)
Primary (5-11) (2WTB)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.cornwallscitt.org
Vacancies
No

About the course

The course is a one year full-time course, which runs from September through to July, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees can also opt to complete a Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) if they feel this would be useful. The course covers the age range 5 to 11 years although trainees also spend a short time in an EYFS class.

Trainees are assigned a trained school based trainer within each school that they are placed. This person is responsible for supporting and guiding the trainee’s professional development and ensuring that they have the opportunities that they need within the school.

A trainee’s progress is assessed through regular formal and informal monitoring of teaching and written work.

Training in school progresses from observing and working alongside an experienced teacher to taking full responsibility, firstly for groups, and later for the whole class during the academic year. The course will produce qualified teachers who are competent and reflective across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Interview process

During interview day candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of their potential to become an effective primary teacher and have an awareness of current issues in education.

How school placements work

We work with over 70 schools across the county. This usually enables us to place trainees within a 30 minute drive from home.

Trainees on the 5-11 course complete their Autumn term placement in a Key Stage 1 class and their Spring term placement in a Key Stage 2 class in a different school. This fulfills the ITT requirements regarding two settings and two key stages. During the summer term, Route 2 trainees are placed in a different key stage 2 class. This may be in their Autumn or Spring term schools, or may be in a new setting, depending on placements available. All placements are usually within a 30 minute drive from home.

During Spring trainees can apply to take part in an enhanced placement. These take place in special schools, area resource bases, pupil referral units and nursery schools. Enhanced placements aim to extend a trainee’s experience in a particular area of interest or need. Applications are carefully considered by the Course Leaders.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Subject to confirmation by the Department for Education.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • A First Degree of a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution (Achieved or pending) with honours class 2.2 or an equivalent qualification.
  • GCSE or O-Level grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. From Summer 2017 the grades required under the new GCSE are 4-9.
  • If successful on interview day, applicants also need to complete the QTS skills tests for English and Mathematics within 2 months of accepting a place on the course.

Personal qualities

  • Convey commitment and enthusiasm to teaching in the primary age range.
  • Be able to clearly articulate appropriate reasons for wanting to teach primary children.
  • High level of motivation and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

Other requirements

  • Candidates must have a strong recommendation to train as a primary teacher from an appropriate referee.
  • Successful candidates must also meet the requirements for an enhanced DBS check prior to starting the course.

About the training provider

Cornwall SCITT is an outstanding provider of teacher training for Primary and Secondary teaching routes.

We are deeply committed to ensuring the very best outcome for our student teachers and for the young people of Cornwall. Our training programmes reflect the unique needs of young people at all stages of their educational development, and value the importance of bespoke training to ensure that our graduates possess the knowledge and skills to successfully embark on a career in education. For this reason our Primary Course is based at Heartlands, near Redruth, and our Secondary Course is based at Truro College.

Ofsted has graded both primary and secondary courses as Outstanding in all categories in their most recent inspections. Embedded in our approach is a strong relationship with local schools; our reputation for providing outstanding training endorses our graduates to local employers. We are supported by specialists working within our partnership schools to ensure that our training reflects current best practice and continues to be innovative.

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Training with disabilities and other needs

Cornwall SCITT is founded on the principles of equality and inclusion. Our management team, academic tutors, subject leaders and school-based mentors strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for all student teachers. Prior to the start of the course all student teachers undertake a fitness to teach check.

For those with additional learning needs, every student teacher receives bespoke support from a dedicated academic tutor who can provide support with assignment writing. Truro College offer additional support through the learning resources centre.

We carefully select placement schools for those with physical needs to optimise any reasonable adjustments that may be required. Mentors and subject leaders provide support to those with visual and hearing difficulties to develop impairment-friendly strategies within the classroom.

Our personalised approach to learning allows those with mental health needs to develop their practice with support from the central management team. We offer in an empathetic dialogue to provide an appropriate balance of support and challenge throughout the programme.

Contact details

Email
juliebennett@truro-penwith.ac.uk
Telephone
01872 267092
Website
http://www.cornwallscitt.org
Address
Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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