St Marks's teaching School Partnership
Primary (SEND) (T108)

PGCE with QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
University of Brighton
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
4 May 2020
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

St Marks teaching school works in partnership with the University of Brighton. This Apprenticeship Teacher Training ( SEND) is committed to providing the highest quality training. Training is school-based in a special school in the Wealden area of East Sussex. All trainees train for PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status, which is required for all teaching positions. The opportunity to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education will also lead to Master’s level credits. The trainee will have a class and school based tutor and be based in one year group in their base school. A link tutor from the university will support the assessment of the trainee. The trainee will work in school 4 days a week and attend university for 1 day a week. Trainees will have access to all the university resources e.g. library. The assessment will include university based tasks alongside termly observations of teaching. The trainee will meet weekly with their school based tutor to discuss their practice and enable them to reflect on their progress. The class tutor will support the trainee to plan and prepare teaching for learning in their class. The trainee will have two placements; a base school and year group followed by a placement in another Key Stage in another school. Trainee teachers need breadth and variety of experience in schools to enable them to meet all the standards for QTS. They need to teach children and young people from different backgrounds, and in their chosen age ranges, as well as gaining experience of different approaches to teaching and to school organisation and management.

Interview process

The trainee will be interviewed by university virtually. A recommendation will be made to St Mark's teaching school and they will confirm the place.

How school placements work

The applicant will have a base placement and time in another school in the teaching school partnership.


The salary will be agreed by the school using the unqualified teacher's pay scales

Course fees will be covered by the apprenticeship levy.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



Entry requirements • GCSE minimum grade C in English, maths and science or equivalent • 2:2 or above bachelor’s degree or equivalent

About the training provider

St Mark’s teaching school partnership is an exciting place to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. This is an innovative partnership of six schools led by the outstanding St Marks Church of England Primary. The vision for our partnership is “To open a door to teaching and learning that will inspire the teachers of the future to be able to work collaboratively and creatively, and to have a passion to enable the pupils in their care to develop holistically to their full potential.” We recognise how much enthusiasm and energy trainees bring to our schools. They give us an opportunity to share good practice and to learn with them. Our staff are trained in, and enjoy, coaching and developing, the next generation of teachers so that they can inspire our children.
Our partnership of schools is led by St Marks Teaching School and comprises of four village primaries and a large urban primary with an ASD facility. The children across our schools are at the heart of everything we do. They are happy, well- motivated and they love learning. Both staff and children believe everyone matters, everyone helps to enable everyone to succeed.
Our staff are our most valuable resource, and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners who are eager to share their knowledge and skills and work alongside the next generation of teachers

Training with disabilities and other needs

The SCITT programme welcomes applications from all sections of the community and recognises and values the diversity of trainees recruited. We oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We want to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities and that all the attributes, talents and skills available throughout the community are recognised.

Contact details

School Lane
Hadlow Down
TN22 4HY


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