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Sidney Stringer Academy Primary (2SJ2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Coventry SCITT
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

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School placements

Trainees are involved in the decision making process when choosing a main placement school. We endeavour to place trainees in one of their first three choices of schools. The Coventry SCITT organises your second placement for you to ensure you have the opportunity to teach in a contextually different school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

GCSE Maths & English at grade C or Level 4 and above. BA Honours degree at 2:2 or above

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

About the training provider

The Coventry SCITT is run by teachers and senior leaders in 26 schools across Coventry. We are committed to the very best outcomes for trainees and pupils. Many of these schools are outstanding. The purpose of the Coventry SCITT is to train the very best teachers to improve life chances for Coventry pupils. The bespoke high quality training has been written and delivered by consistently outstanding teachers. We know that learning how to teach does not just happen overnight, it takes time and support and that is what The Coventry SCITT will give to you. You can expect the following from The Coventry SCITT:

  • By the end of the year you will have QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and a PGCE from Coventry University which is 60 MA credits.
  • Excellent training venues and facilities all around Coventry, hosted by our partner schools where you can speak to other trainees, gain advice from mentors or simply plan your lessons.
  • Training is written by outstanding teachers to help to ensure that you are delivering good or outstanding lessons by the end of your training year.
  • We are committed to providing many layers of support to ensure that you flourish. You will have a subject mentor who will meet with you weekly as well extra mentors to give you additional support and guidance.
  • Many of our schools have large SEN departments and there will be many opportunities for you to be involved in these departments.

Interview process

Once we receive your application and you are shortlisted. We will invite you for a 3 part interview.

1 - Teach a lesson for 30 minutes with a subject topic provided 2 - Interview with the SCITT Director and Manager 3 - Complete a short 20 minute literacy task

Training with disabilities and other needs

The Coventry SCITT is an inclusive teacher training programme and all schools are committed to providing bespoke training for any candidate including those with disabilities and other needs.

Interviews are held in accessible locations and specific needs can be catered for during the interview process. Any candidate who requires additional time to complete any section of the interview is supported with this in advance. The SCITT team provide excellent pastoral support to all trainees and tailored one to one support for any candidate or trainee with a disability or other need. Through-out the course, if trainees require any additional support a plan is produced in consultation with all relevant parties, to ensure the trainee succeeds.

Contact this training provider

02476251756 ext 2008
Sidney Stringer Academy
2 Primrose Hill Street
West Midlands

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021