Primary with St. George's Academy Partnership

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

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 days allocated to specialist school days in partner schools.

• 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.


Inspectors praised the “high completion rates and employment rates” together with the “trainees’ high standards of professionalism” and

the “ highly practical, school based nature of the training”

“The subject leaders combine excellent curriculum knowledge with excellent teaching”

Interview process

The interview process involves:

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

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

• an informal meeting with the Head Teacher

• 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 has twenty-nine partner schools across Lincolnshire. We have large primary schools in urban settings, smaller schools in rural locations and nursery schools 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 4 out of 6 terms in your 'home' school.

• Terms 2 and 3 Nov-Feb are 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 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Tuition Fees Loans are available and Maintenance Loans for eligible students. If you would like further guidance, we are happy to advise:

Wendy Procter 01529 301193

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

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 , these are considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the partnership.

• The University of Lincoln is able to provide some financial help with transport costs for some students.



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.

  • You will need to pass the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.

Personal qualities

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

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 twenty-nine 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 and 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.

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. 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.

The disability access in all of our partner schools is in accordance with legal requirements.

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

Contact details

01529 301193
St George's Academy Partnership
NG34 7PP


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: G15
  • Training programme code: 3C3N

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
D Binbrook Church of England Primary School Orford Road, Market Rasen LN86DU
V Reynolds Primary Academy Machray Place, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire DN357LJ
3 Kingsdown Nursery School Kingsdown Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 0FB
I Isaac Newton Primary School Dysart Road, Grantham NG317DG
7 Normanby-by-Spital Primary School Main Street, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 2HE
E Claypole Church of England Primary School School Lane, Newark NG235BQ
F Walkeringham Primary School Millbaulk Road, Walkeringham, Doncaster DN104LL
N Theddlethorpe Academy-Primary School Mill Road, Mablethorpe, Licolnshire LN121PB
P Pilgrim Academy- Primary School Allerton Drive, Immingham, Lincolnshire DN402HP
8 Ropsley C of E Primary School School Lane, Ropsley, Lincolnshire NG33 4BT
6 The Lancaster School 82 Jasmin Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 0QQ
5 Belton Lane Community Primary School Green Lane, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9PP
2 Gainsborough Nursery School North Marsh Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2RR
W Winthorpe Primary School Thoroughfare Lane, Winthorpe, Newark NG242NN
1 Wyndham Park Nursery School Hill Avenue, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9BB
4 St Giles Nursery School Addison Drive, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 4LQ
M St Peter's Church of England Primary School Mill Road, Gringley on the Hill, Doncaster DN104QT

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