Wildern School Mathematics (2PFF)

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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

The Wildern Partnership SCITT aims to develop resourceful and reflective early career teachers who are able to motivate learners to engage, achieve and develop.

Our curriculum is underpinned by four principal strands:

Behaviours and Relationships; Diversity and Inclusion; Subject Pedagogy and Assessment.

Teaching timetables build up at an individual rate fully supported by a mentor.

Curriculum related expectations drive formative and summative assessment through bespoke target setting.

Phase 1 – Scaffold (Lead School)

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

Phase 2 – Scaffold and Develop

  • 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.
  • Most Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies and/or subject specific study.

Phase 3 – Develop (Contrasting Setting)

  • Curriculum related expectations consolidated and developed 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.
  • Most Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies and/or subject specific study.

Phase 4 - Develop and Refine

  • Return to lead school.
  • Begin to embed practice from second school experience.
  • Most Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies and/or subject specific study.
  • Time spent in alternative settings/school as part of an enrichment programme.
  • Optional start of second subject or SEND enrichment programme.

Phase 5/6 – Refine and Enrich

  • Refine teaching practice to develop autonomy in the classroom.
  • SCITT support for local Early Career Teachers, School CPD in mentoring / subject knowledge / MA level study / diverse bespoke needs.
  • Preparing for Employment in Education.
  • Most Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies and/or subject specific study.
  • Further completion of teaching time, should any long periods of absence arise throughout the year.

School placements

This is a school direct course, therefore the school placement is already determined when you apply.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Brookfield Community School
Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7DU
Redbridge Community School
Cuckmere Lane, Southampton, SO16 9RJ
Wildern School
Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Candidates will be required to use a third party. Please see our website for details.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 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

Secondary SCITT and School Direct Tuition Fee applicants – If shortlisted for an interview you will be invited to Wildern School or a partnership school where you will; plan and facilitate, a teaching activity, undertake a Subject Knowledge Audit, English and Maths skills audit, complete a written task,take part in an organisational group activity and have an individual formal interview.

As this is a School Direct placement, should you be successful in the initial interview, you will be required to attend a second interview with the relevant school.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the interview process is subject to change. Should this be the case, the SCITT Administration Team will inform applicants.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

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).

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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