Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

ArrowITT Primary (28TR)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Winchester
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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


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

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

The training course is a PGCE Level 7 with full QTS status. The time spent at the University of Winchester is where the students are taught the modules of the PGCE programme. Further details of the content of the course are available from the University of Winchester. The students spend 120 days in school on two block placements. A shorter 7 week placement in Term 2 of the Autumn Term followed by a longer 12 week placement in Terms 5 and 6. The University assesses all the assignments. The teacher tutor and the link tutor assess the teacher placements. There is a clear process to seek help from the University where students are at risk of reaching the minimum standards. The University is an Outstanding University and the lead school, Greentrees is also outstanding (Ofsted March 2015)

School placements

The schools are all in the Salisbury area making travel to schools easily accessible. One placement will be in KS1 and one placement will be in KS2. There will also be a three week School Based enquiry. We have 11 partner schools in ArrowITT. The schools in our cluster all have recent and relevant experience hosting students successfully. The total number of days in schools will be 120.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

We are looking for highly committed potential trainee teachers who are passionate about a career in education. Applicants should enjoy working with young people and be hard working, flexible and have a sense of humour. Successful candidates will work well in collaboration with others as well as independently and will be creative in their outlook. We are looking for candidates with some prior experience of working with children. We are looking for candidates who are aware of the rewards and challenges of the year. We are also looking for students who can listen and act upon advice.

Other requirements

A DBS and medical check will be required before commencing the course.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

ArrowITT provides a Schools Direct programme based in 11 schools in the Salisbury area. We have been established for 5 years but this is the first year under the name ArrowITT, as we have grown our capacity through the merger of two smaller Schools Direct programmes (Greentrees Primary School and Salisbury Primary Teaching School Alliance). We are very excited about this growth as we can now provide placements in a wide range of schools, including church, community, Infant , Junior and Primary, LA led and academy. We can also offer access to a Special School and a Resource Base within the cluster of schools. Our link tutors are all members of staff at the schools providing excellent access to advice and support at all times. The interview process takes place at one of the cluster schools giving you the opportunity to experience a school in the cluster at an early stage. We organise and inform you of your placements prior to you starting the course providing you with security and the chance to be in contact with your schools at an early stage. We have a 100% record of students getting a job prior to leaving the course often within the cluster of schools. There will be opportunities given throughout the year to practice interview techniques in readiness for applying for jobs. Our purpose in running ArrowITT is to help Salisbury schools recruit high quality NQTS for the benefit of all schools in our region.

Interview process

Suitable applicants who meet all of the selection criteria, will be invited to interview. The candidates will be assessed by at least two head teachers in the ArrowITT alliance and a representative from the University of Winchester. There will be a formal interview, a written task, a group task with other candidates and a 15 minute lesson with a small group of children. Candidates will need to demonstrate some understanding of education and current issues. All the tasks are completed on a single day. If successful at interview, commencement of training will be conditional on passing the skills tests and meeting all academic requirements, DBS checks, medical checks etc.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We always meet the needs of candidates with disabilities and respond to individual requests for support as necessary. A number of the schools in our cluster are new builds with excellent access. Placements can be tailored to meet needs as a result. We work closely with the University of Winchester at the recruitment stage to ensure that all candidates needs are met. The lead school, Greentrees is in a modern building, on two sites in close proximity. We have toilet and shower facilities for the disabled. Please contact us to discuss any needs that you may have and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.

Contact this training provider

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Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (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 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022