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.

Flying High Futures SCITT – Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training Primary with Mathematics (38RW)

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.

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

This programme aims to support you to become an outstanding primary class teacher, whilst developing your knowledge in maths, with the view that you will use this specialism to impact on our schools as you progress through your career.

You will have the opportunity to access specialist training days and experiences to develop your specialism in Maths, overseen by a national mastery specialist teacher. The programme aims to support you to become an outstanding primary class teacher, developing your knowledge in maths, with the view that you will use this specialism to impact on our schools as you progress through your career.

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’.

The taught programme is delivered by outstanding practitioners, who work as teachers in our schools and as leaders of their subjects. This includes 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

Nottingham Trent University provide the PGCE qualification, which brings 60 masters credits. Sessions on campus give you academic underpinning to your teaching practice, with two assignments that weave into your experience in school. The first module takes place with the general primary course and covers Learning Theory, the second module and research project focuses on Maths.

For more information about our course, click here Read comments from our trainees about how our training course inspired them via twitter page @ilscitt

School placements

“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 and that in which you apply learning from different strands. It is in school where your teaching is shaped and your individual development needs 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 for the children. Our General Primary 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: Year 1 or 2; Year 3 or 4; Year 5 or 6. Host placements are decided based on your home location, your 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 each 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 on-going advice and model good practice. Your professional progress will be 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

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 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.

Candidates are offerred equivalencies where they have accepted their places with ILTT.

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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Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

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.

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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 four teaching schools across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire working with Nottingham Trent University/University of Leicester.

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

The Flying High Partnership - with 4Derbyshire, 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.

Interview process

“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

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

  • an opportunity to find out more about us
  • a formal interview in which we find out more about you and establish whether you are suitable to train with us and in our schools;
  • A lesson that you will pre-plan and deliver to a small group of children (Full details are provided prior to the interview)
  • Safeguarding & identity checks.

Applying to our course

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, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

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 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 this training provider

0115 9891915
Flying High Teacher Training
2a Vickery Way,

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