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CTSA Primary (2FLK)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Primary Catholic Partnership SCITT (PCP SCITT)
Financial support

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

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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Course summary

Salaried Primary

UCAS Provider number : 1N4 The CTSA

UCAS Course Code: 2FLK

Eligibility: This course is for those who have a school who is willing to pay their salary and training fees.

Expectations: You are expected to be able to take on a class of 30 for 70% of the week from day 1.

Course Content: You will follow a school based course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), working with experienced teachers guided by a mentor throughout.

The course content is individually tailored to ensure the whole Primary subject spectrum is covered. You will initially carry out lesson observations and participate in team teaching sessions leading to opportunities for independent teaching.

Support on a 1-1 basis will be provided through an in school mentor who you will work with daily as well as in house training sessions delivered by experienced school staff.

Your study is supported by visits from your PCP tutor to your placement school. You will also receive training, through training events nearest to your host school run by both the CTSA in Aldershot and the PCP in Southampton.

We have an online portal that it’s packed full of information and resources that you can access anytime. This means that you can fulfill your personal development needs within your own time, and have access to teaching tools whenever you need them.

Your experience will be complimented by two placement blocks in different schools within the alliance, one Key stage 1 and the other in Key stage 2 as well as other tailored and structured visits.

We treat all of our students as individuals and can tailor your training to meet your requirements. We always aim to place you in schools that will meet your personal and professional needs. Being a small organisation means we see you as individuals and aim to support you throughout your year.

You do not need to be Catholic to train with us. We welcome everyone.

Course Entry requirements: Your need to have a school that is sponsoring you for this route, willing to pay your salary and training costs.

You must have achieved a standard equivalent grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and a Science subject. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, you can do an equivalence test.

We recognise the tests offered by Equivalence Testing.

School placements

We work with over 30 schools, both Catholic and non Catholic throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.

We have Hub schools based in Aldershot, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton

We always aim to place a student in a school that will meet their personal and professional needs. With so many schools available covering such a vast geographic area we invariably achieve this.

We have in the past been approached by potential students who already have a working relationship with a particular school and we have liaised with that school to ensure their placement is at that school.

As this is a Primary course you will be teaching children from 4-11. You will experience teaching both Key stage 1 children who are aged 4-7 and Key Stage 2 children who are aged 7-11.

You will undertake 6 week placement at an alternative school to give you a view of how other schools run. We will support you and arrange that placement for you and ensure that you don’t have too far to travel.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
St Bede’s Catholic Primary, Popley Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9DX
Corpus Christi, Catholic Primary School, St James Square, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2BX
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cookham Rd, , Maidenhead , SL6 7EG
Main Site
Bridge Road, Aldershot, GU11 3DD
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Sancreed Road, , Poole, , Dorset, , BH12 4DZ
Corpus Christi, Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO2 9AX
St Paul’s Primary School, City Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 4SZ
Springhill Catholic Primary, Milton Road, Southampton, SO15 2HX
St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Easthampstead Rd,, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 2EB

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

We accept equivalency tests and our recommended provider is (

Personal qualities

Your personal qualities should include:

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Good organisational skills; and
  • A good understanding an liking of young people

Other requirements

As this is a salaried position you will need teaching experience as an unqualified teacher with the expectation being that your have enough experience to teach a full class of 30 on your own for 70% of the week.

You need to have a school sponsoring you to apply for this course, willing to pay your salary and training costs.


Salary will vary based upon the school that you will be based at, but you will be on the Unqualified Teacher pay scale.

You do not need to pay for this course.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

At the CTSA we believe the best way to train to be a teacher is in the classroom supported, by a team of experts, trainers and mentors who will support you throughout your day to day experience.

We work with several Catholic and Non Catholic partner schools across the south east, in which students are able to train. Each area is supported by a main training hub as well as the overall support from the main teaching school (St Joseph’s Catholic Primary), to ensure students have access to a wealth of experience and tutelage from all over the south east of England.

Our hubs are based in Aldershot, Basingstoke,Bournemouth, Reading, Wokingham, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

The CTSA has a number of training programs available for potential teachers at both Primary and Secondary levels suitable for both Catholic and non-Catholic applicants. Students will be based in one of our partner schools most conveniently placed. Our Alliance schools can be found throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset.

We offer the following courses:

  • School Direct Primary Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Primary Salaried
  • School Direct Secondary Maths Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary Physics Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Secondary RE Tuition Fee

About the accredited body

PCP SCITT delivers highly successful primary teacher training courses. They have been training teachers for 20 years and have been graded Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011 and 2018. As a school-centred training provider, their programmes offer lots of hands-on learning, providing ‘an exceptionally effective balance of academic and practical experiences’ that lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status.. We have been working closely with the PCP since 2013. The Primary Catholic Partnership

Interview process

You will need to attend one interview with our course coordinator and provider director.

This will be held at a hub school close to where you are based or online.

After the interview you will be expected to take three tests on

  • Maths
  • English
  • Spelling

These tests are diagnostic not pass or fail.

What are we looking for? We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, who are able to think and work independently on their studies who would enjoy and benefit from training in a school. Your personal qualities should include:

  • A high level of personal motivation to want to become an outstanding teachers;
  • Willingness to learn from experience and to receive and act on feedback
  • An analytical mind to better understand and overcome challenges;
  • A creative and imaginative outlook to apply different ways of teaching ;
  • Good organisational skills; and
  • A good understanding an liking of young people
  • Experience of teaching

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work 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 work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

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 welcome all candidates who wish to train to with us and as a Catholic organisation we believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our students.

We operate in several locations throughout the south east and will endeavor to meet your needs when placing you in schools to train, as well as accommodating your professional goals.

You will be placed with a trained mentor who will work with and support you on a daily basis. As a small teaching school we can tailor your training experience to meet your specific personal needs, and we believe in treating each of our students as individuals.

We are committed to supporting our students and helping them to be successful in their chosen career.

Contact this training provider

01252 350583
Bridge Road
GU11 3DD

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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