Sidney Stringer Academy
Design and Technology (Product Design) (37T4)

QTS full time

Accredited body
The Coventry SCITT
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

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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

How school placements work

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.


The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



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

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.

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 details

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


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