Lincolnshire SCITT Physics (2PSR)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

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 - secondary
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Lincolnshire SCITT (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.

Through a carefully sequenced and coherent framework of study trainees, within their phase of training, will gain the initial knowledge and skills to understand what it means to:

  • be a teacher * to teach * to teach a subject

Key features of our programme include:

  • A training programme which blends the theoretical, academic and practical knowledge and skills of teaching
  • School-based training for the whole academic year
  • Training in a range of schools across Lincolnshire
  • 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
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 masters’ credits on successful completion of the course.

School placements

Trainees are in their main training school for the full academic year gaining an insight into how a learning environment 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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Your degree subject should be in physics or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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 responsible to undertake an equivalency testing prior to starting the course in September and paying any associated costs to complete this. Lincolnshire SCITT will give full support to applicants in recommending equivalency providers, if applicable, once an offer of a training place has been given.

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainee teachers who will inspire our pupils 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/resilience to stay positive in the face of setbacks;
  • Supportive and empathetic team player;
  • The drive and ambition to become an outstanding teacher and future leader;
  • Reflective on practice, with the ability to take and act upon advice.

Other requirements

Throughout training trainees must demonstrate competence in English and mathematics.

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

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

The Lincolnshire SCITT aims to recruit and train excellent teachers for Lincolnshire and beyond who value all learners and are committed to supporting them to achieve their potential. The Lincolnshire SCITT provides a dynamic, supportive and school centred environment in which to train to teach within both the primary and secondary phases. We offer a highly regarded training programme, with expert and committed staff eager to share their skills, experience and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Operating within the city, county and borders of Lincolnshire, the SCITT works with a number of lead and placement schools experienced in the field of teacher training. Schools in our partnership subscribe to the same ethos and value the contribution enthusiastic trainees can bring to our schools and pupils. Within a caring and stimulating atmosphere, trainees are supported in their journey to qualify to teach.

To enable professional practice to be set within the context of academic and evidence-based research, The University of Lincoln co-delivers the taught programme and assesses trainees for a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters’ credits.

Interview process

Lincolnshire 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 short presentation to a group of pupils within a specified area

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 pupils.

A formal offer of training will be made through DFE Apply for Teacher Training.

Our Safeguarding Statement: The Priory Federation of Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service check) prior to commencement of the programme.

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

Lincolnshire SCITT recognises the needs of all its trainees and will implement a support plan for trainees with disabilities and other needs. As an organisation we are proud of 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 students of the University of Lincoln and as such have access to the full range of support offered by the university.

Contact this training provider

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

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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