Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT
Primary (2PSM)

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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

LTSA SCITT (Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training) works in partnership with schools across Lincolnshire to deliver high quality school-based primary and secondary teacher training. SCITT (core) and School Direct (fee paying and salaried) routes are offered and all trainees follow the same training programme irrespective of the route for which they apply.

Key features of our programme include:

  • A training programme which blends the theoretical, academic and practical knowledge and skills of teaching
  • Successful completion of the course, therefore, leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 masters’ credits
  • School-based training for the whole academic year
  • Training in a range of schools across Lincolnshire
  • A dynamic and supportive learning environment
  • A caring, nurturing and supportive programme for trainees
  • Dedicated mentor support
  • Strong partnership with the University of Lincoln, including access to the University’s facilities

Interview process

LTSA SCITT conducts a rigorous selection process in order to secure the best candidates for the teaching profession. Applicants successfully shortlisted will be invited to take part in a formal selection process involving schools and school leaders as well as SCITT personnel.

The selection activities may include:

  • A formal interview
  • A small group activity with primary school children
  • A written task

As part of the selection process preferences for training schools will be discussed and school visits will be arranged giving the opportunity to meet school leaders, staff members and children.

A formal offer of training will be made to you through UCAS Teacher Training or DFE Apply for Teacher Training.

How school placements work

Trainees are in their main training school for the full academic year gaining an insight into how a learning climate is created from the first day and building strong relationships with pupils and staff. Trainees have a centralised training day each week of the academic year.

In addition, trainees expand their breadth of experience within a different school setting in the spring term.


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



All entrants must hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institute or equivalent. A first degree comprises 300 HE credit points of which 60 must be at a level 6. The degree should be at a minimum of 2:2, but third class degrees will be considered when there is additional evidence to support an application.

GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics and Science for primary trainees

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainee teachers who will inspire our students through their enthusiasm and belief in the intrinsic value of education

  • The ability to communicate knowledge to a range of learners
  • High levels of interpersonal skills
  • A flexible approach and an openness and willingness to learn
  • A solution focused approach to challenge
  • A determination to stay positive in the face of setbacks (are resilient)
  • Supportive and empathetic team player
  • The drive and ambition to become an outstanding teacher and a future leader
  • Reflective on practice, with the ability to take and act upon advice

Other requirements

Throughout training fundamental English and mathematics proficiencies will need to be demonstrated.

LTSA SCITT will also undertake the relevant safeguarding checks before training commences, including an Enhanced DBS check. LTSA SCITT will give full support to applicants in completing these checks once an offer of a training place has been given.

About the training provider

The Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA) SCITT provides a dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn to teach in the primary and secondary sectors. We believe we offer a first class training programme, where trainees are supported by highly experienced and committed staff eager to share their skills, experience and practice with the next generation of teachers.

LTSA SCITT works with a number of lead schools and placement schools who are highly experienced in the field of teacher training and subscribe to the same ethos. We all value the contribution young and enthusiastic trainees can bring to our staff and students. Within a caring and stimulating atmosphere we wish to support them to become outstanding teachers and future leaders of our learning communities.

Schools who host LTSA SCITT trainees are committed to the continued professional development of their staff; we see the initial training of teachers as the first step on the journey to becoming an outstanding teacher and offer highly structured induction and development programmes in our schools.

Our trainees have valued being part of a school from the beginning of their training. With the support of highly experienced central team and school-based staff, trainees are given every opportunity to meet and exceed the Teachers’ Standards and so attain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

LTSA SCITT also believes that professional practice can be continually enhanced through academic research. The University of Lincoln will co-deliver our programme culminating in a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters’ credits.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT recognises the needs of all its trainees and will put a support plan in place for these trainees. We value the personal pastoral care that we put in place for each of our trainees and will work collaboratively to ensure that full support is given from the central team and school-based staff.

In addition, all trainees are a student of the University of Lincoln and as such have access to the full range of support offered by the university.

Contact details

01522 889297
The Keyworth Centre c/o The Priory City of Lincoln Academy
Skellingthorpe Road


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The Keyworth Centre c/o The Priory City of Lincoln Academy , Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EP
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