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Wildern School Chemistry (2PFC)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Wildern Partnership
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

Phase 1 – Scaffold SCITT Teaching School Experience (STSE) – (1 weeks Induction plus 7 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Outstanding practice modelled, theory and practice analysed and mediated.
  • Integrated school / training centre learning experience for general professional studies and subject professional studies.
  • Core group training where Secondary and Primary trainees received phased and combined training by Wildern Partnership Specialists.

Phase 2 – Scaffold and Develop SCITT Partnership School A – (7 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Teaching Groups, micro teaching and working with individual children building to whole class planning, teaching and assessment. Individual support from outstanding school based subject leaders and highly trained school based mentors.
  • Working towards a 40-50% timetable built up at an individual rate.
  • Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies.
  • Trainees spend 2 days in alternative key stages and settings.

Phase 3 – Develop Second school experience – (6 weeks in a contrasting setting and the training centre)

  • Theory practice relationships consolidated in a contrasting setting.
  • Teaching classes, groups and individual children, supported and assessed by highly trained school based mentors. Embedding subject knowledge for teaching and supporting pupil progress.
  • Fridays are based at the Training Centre for general professional studies.

Phase 4 - Develop and Refine (6 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Return to lead school.
  • Begin to embed practice from second school experience.
  • Working towards a 50-60% timetable built up at a rate which is individual and managed by curriculum / phase and professional mentor.
  • Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies.

Phase 5/6 – Refine and Enrich Employment in Education / Enrichment – (10 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Refine teaching practice to develop autonomy in the classroom, working towards a 60-80% timetable at a rate which is individual and managed by curriculum / phase and professional mentor.
  • SCITT support for local NQTs, School CPD in mentoring / subject knowledge / MA level study / diverse bespoke needs.
  • Preparing for Employment in Education.
  • Fridays are based at the Training Centre for general professional studies.
  • Further completion of teaching time, should any long periods of absence arise throughout the year.

School placements

Placement schools are selected following rigorous quality assurance processes of the placement which determines that the placement and mentoring will be of high quality, location; personal circumstances (such as means of transport, childcare); pedagogical and subject knowledge needs of the trainee; trainee’s prior background; commitment of the school and staff to the programme and a high level of professional development.

Trainees will teach the age ranges of 11-16 (Secondary programme) and also gain experience in early years and further education, as well as special schools, hospital schools and pupil behaviour units.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Hounsdown School
Jacobs Gutter Lane, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9FT
Redbridge Community School
Cuckmere Lane, Southampton, SO16 9RJ
Westgate School
Cheriton Road, Winchester, SO22 5AZ
Wildern School
Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ
Woodlands Community College
Minstead Avenue, Harefield, Southampton, SO18 5FW

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Applicants must hold a degree of a UK university, higher education institution or an acceptable equivalent at 2:2 or above. Their degree should include a minimum content of 50% which is directly related to the subject which they are training to teach.

Applicants must be in possession of appropriate prior qualifications including GCSE grade C or above in English (or English Language) and Mathematics.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

The Wildern Partnership SCITT is an outstanding local teacher training provider, developed through years of collaboration with a diverse range of partnership schools, colleges and universities.

We offer a school based, collaborative, quality and cross phase training programme which is adapted to your individual needs. The full time one-year training programme in both Primary and Secondary commences in September. Successful completion of your training with us will result in QTS, along with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at Masters level.

In addition to the academic support available we support your wellbeing through; professional coaching; a high level of pastoral care; subsidised gym membership.

Interview process

School Direct applicants – If shortlisted for interview you will initially be invited to Wildern School where you will; deliver a teaching activity, undertake a Subject Knowledge Audit, complete a written task, take part in a group activity (which is observed) and have an individual formal interview. If shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to state a school preference where the interview will take place. The panel will be joined by a member of the Wildern Partnership SCITT.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the interview process will be different and will consist of a mixture of face to face and on-line. All applicants will be notified of the interview process when their application is acknowledged.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We pride ourselves on supporting those trainees with specific learning difficulties and disabilities, offering bespoke individualised provision.

Contact this training provider

Wildern Lane
Hedge End

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).

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