Inspiring Leaders with Flying High Partnership
Primary (2ZV4)

PGCE with QTS full time

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.

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


About the course

Primary Early Years Course “The quality of training across the partnership is outstanding. A fully comprehensive training programme is in place and ensures complete coverage of the primary curriculum.” Ofsted 2017

Our SCITT / School Direct training route provides all trainees with a blend of school experience underpinned by an innovative and thorough taught programme, leading to the award of QTS and a PGCE, with our partners Nottingham Trent University.

Trainees spend the greatest proportion of their time in school – please see ‘how placements work’.

Flying High Partnership highly value early years practice, and are keen for all trainees, both general primary and early years to understand and value education from 3 – 11. For this reason, the two courses run closely together.

The taught programme is delivered by outstanding practitioners, who work as teachers in our schools and as leaders of their subjects for the partnership. This includes Early Years specific sessions as well as a wider view of English, Maths, Science, Teaching & Learning, Inclusion and the Foundation Subjects – all up to date theory and practice that is being used with high impact in our schools now. As practising teachers who also guide other schools, our trainers have a wealth of current experience and ideas that you can use. The taught days, alongside a range of fun and immersive opportunities, including our residential, will ensure that you remain motivated throughout the programme and driven to become an exceptional teacher: “Laura, Tom and Cath inspired us throughout the programme, kept us going when things got hard and gave us new and innovative ideas to try in the classroom”- ILTT Trainee 2017/ 18.

Your progress across the course is supported and monitored by our highly experienced Professional Tutor team, including an Early Years specialist, who will give both pastoral and developmental support over the year, ensuring that you are able to make the most of all elements of the course.

For more information about our course, click here

Interview process

Selecting the right people to train with us in our schools is of utmost importance. Our interview days take place in our schools and we aim to make you feel relaxed enough to show us who you really are. The day includes:

  • an opportunity to find out more about us;
  • an interview in which we find out more about you and establish whether you are suitable to train with us and in our schools;
  • work with children which enables us to see how you relate to children and how effectively you reflect and take feedback;
  • safeguarding & identity checks.

“Leaders are constantly evaluating the recruitment and selection processes to make sure they attract high-quality candidates with the skills, the moral purpose and the ‘staying power’ to be a successful teacher” – Ofsted 2017

Applying to our course

How school placements work

“The highly practical, school-based nature of the training which is valued by the trainees because it means they learn from the very best teachers’ practice and are given the time to apply their learning, academic research and training in their own classroom situations.” Ofsted 2017

Your time in school is the largest part of the training, in which you apply learning from different strands. It is in school where your teaching is shaped and your individual development needs identified and addressed. School placements are not just about being in class – you will be part of the school team, taking a full part in the life of the school and making a real difference to the experiences and outcomes for the children in your care. Our Early Years course will require you working in two contrasting schools across our partnership. We call these placements your host and your alternative school. You will complete your placement at your host school in the Autumn and Summer term, whilst your alternative placement will be completed in the Spring term. With each placement, you will change year group to gain experience over three age phases: FS1; FS2; Years 1 or 2 Host placements are decided based on your home location, access to transport and other needs. Alternative placements are still arranged considering your travel but are also selected to give you a contrasting experience and meet your emerging needs.

In placement you will work in partnership with a Class Mentor, to the advantage of the children, planning and reviewing together. Your class mentor will give you advice as well as modelling good practice. Your professional progress will be formally supported by an experienced teacher in school – your Learning Coach, who will observe and meet with you weekly. “I am in no doubt that the support I received from my in-school learning coach enabled me to complete this course and secure my first job as a teacher”- trainee 2017/18

Your Professional Tutor will work closely with your host school and make visits during the placements.

For more information about our course, click here


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

Financial support

You may also 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.

Financial support from the training provider

On our course, trainees are entitled to the same financial support as other teacher training courses. Those from the UK or EU are eligible for student loans in order to help cover tuition fees and maintenance.

To find out more about your a student finance loan please see our website. Bursaries Currently there are no Bursaries announced but in 2018.19 there was a £6000 bursary for the Primary Maths course which may well be the case in 2019.20. Please contact us for details. For more information visit our websites: ( (

0116 3184066 or email us at



A UK degree is required to join the course. Candidates with a 2:2 will be considered.

GCSE’s or equivalent at grade C/4 or above in English, Mathematics and Science. Also a minimum of 10 days mainstream UK school experience (paid or voluntary). Ideally, this will have been completed within the last two years prior to interview.

ILTT has a Self-Assessment Document that will help you to gain the right experience in school to support your application.

If you would like us to help you gain this school based experience, please get in touch via our email ( ( (

Personal qualities

At Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training we are looking for 5 key qualities in our trainee teachers. These key qualities are what we think you will need in order to help you become a Qualified Teacher.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
  • Knowledge and Professionalism
  • Creativity
  • Good Communication Skills
  • A Capable Reflector We are looking for candidates that are determined to change the lives of children and will put relationships at the heart of everything you do. If you are determined to make an impact on children’s lives, we will support and develop you to be a successful teacher.

Other requirements

Please be aware that the welfare of our children is our highest priority, and all offers of training places are subject to DBS, identity and reference checks.

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About the training provider

Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training (ILTT), is an Ofsted 2017 ‘Outstanding’ rated School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider, formed by two teaching schools ‘Flying High Partnership’ in Nottinghamshire and ‘Discovery Schools Partnership’ in Leicestershire, working with Nottingham Trent University & the University of Leicester.

We specialise in 3 – 11 education, providing only Primary and Early Years courses.

The Flying High Partnership, who oversee the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire course, and in whose schools you will be based, aspire for our schools to be the best in the universe. To achieve this we need to recruit, support and invest in teachers with the passion and determination to provide outstanding opportunities and experiences for our children. We are offering much more than just a training year, supporting you through training year, into employment as an NQT and offering a bespoke package of support that will ensure you maximise your potential.

We restrict the size of our intake to ensure that we can personalise training to suit your emerging needs.

We are determined to support you to become the best you can be and to change the lives of our children. For more information visit: ( ( Call us on 0115 9891915 or email us at Follow us @ilscitt or visit us on Facebook page Inspiring Leader’s Teacher Training .

Please be aware that the welfare of our children is our highest priority and all offers of training places are subject to DBS, identity and reference checks.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an equal opportunities provider and provide support for all our students with their learning requirements. Our partner universities provide support for trainees with different needs and learning requirements. This can be discussed at the screening and interview process.

Contact details

Hucknall Flying High Academy
Hurricane Road
NG15 6WU


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