Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT Primary (2X7P)

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

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 - full time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

The Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT and Partner schools have extensive experience of involvement in and leading initial teacher training. Our training package is tailor made to meet the learning needs of trainee teachers working in Fareham and Gosport and beyond.

We offer a one year programme designed to enable trainee teachers to meet the Teachers’ Standards in addition to the academic award, PGCE. The training programme combines school experience with Professional Studies and Subject Knowledge development. We believe this blended approach of school based learning and academic study gives trainee teachers the ‘best of both worlds’; the opportunity to link theory and practice, thus developing reflective practitioners.

From the first day trainee teachers will be in the classroom, part of an established teaching team in a school. The training programme will provide experience of teaching in key stages one and two and enrichment activities in both the secondary and Early Years phases. Expert class teacher mentors and professional mentors (often senior leaders/Head teachers) will support trainee teachers to develop and refine their teaching skills.

Trainee teachers will spend the majority of the year in a school in the Fareham and Gosport area (or sometimes beyond), working within key stage one and key stage two. All trainee teachers will also undertake a second school placement, typically a half term, which will give them the opportunity to extend their practice in a different setting, age range and context.

We work closely with the University of Roehampton who will provide expertise and support for the academic assignments, (at Masters level) woven into the training programme. Trainee Teachers will have access to the study facilities, including the library, at the University.

Every week the group comes together at Harrison Primary School, one of the Partner schools or online, for the taught elements of the comprehensive training programme which is facilitated by SCITT Lead Facilitators and expert school practitioners.

The training programme is designed to support trainee teachers to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). On successful completion of the programme trainee teachers will be recommended for QTS by Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT and awarded PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) by the University of Roehampton.

School placements

It is the SCITT’s responsibility to secure appropriate placements of quality for trainees’ school experience. Partner schools have a commitment to the provision of high quality training and provision for Initial Teacher Training. They will:

  • provide a suitable setting and models of best practice for trainee teachers
  • have appropriately qualified, experienced and trained staff to take on the roles of Class Teacher Mentor and Professional Mentor
  • be fully involved in the SCITT Management Structure through participation in its development committees

The SCITT Director has responsibility for co-ordinating the allocation of trainee teachers to one of the partner schools. Allocation follows attendance by trainee teachers at partner school open days and the ‘school trainee teacher/Partner School Meet and Greet Event’. Both are designed to give Head teachers the opportunity to identify a potential trainee teacher for their school, whilst giving the trainee teachers the chance to meet and get to know some of the partnership schools’ Head teachers.

Trainee teachers and Head teachers are then invited to provide feedback to the SCITT Director indicating their preferred options in terms of schools/trainee teachers. Taking into account trainees’ geographical locations, this information is then used to allocate trainee teachers to their placements schools for the year.

In total, trainees will be placed with 2 partner schools during their training year. These will be their main placement school and their shorter second placement school.

During each placement, trainee teachers will normally spend 4 days in their school and one day, typically Fridays, in formal training at Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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.

If you are looking to gain an equivalent qualification for Maths, English or Science GCSE, this must be applied for and completed with www.equivalencytesting.com or www.astarequivalency.co.uk

Please note that only one equivalency is accepted.

Personal qualities

Potential applicants to our programme should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • a genuine passion for teaching
  • an understanding of the role of a primary school teacher

The ability or willing to be:

  • reflective
    • committed
    • articulate and clear in their delivery
    • organised
    • creative
    • resourceful
    • respectful
    • knowledgeable
    • decisive
    • collaborative

Other requirements

All applicants are required to provide two references.

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

All Trainee Teachers must also complete the Health and Physical Capacity to Teach documentation, (Hampshire Education Authority checks), before being offered a place on the programme.

Fundamental English and mathematics proficiencies

During the selection process and/or training programme, providers will assess and assure that individuals have the required fundamental English and mathematical skills set out by the Department for Education.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

SCITT (tuition fee) training programme: Although trainee teachers will be based in a school they are not employed by the school. Fees must be paid by the trainee teacher through student finance.

About the training provider

By choosing Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT’s PGCE programme for your teacher training year, you will be carrying out your course with an ‘Outstanding’ provider (Ofsted 2017). Ofsted report that “The Partnership is fully committed to and passionate about ‘growing their own teachers’, recruiting and training high-calibre trainees who aspire to become excellent primary school teachers.”

You will be immersed in school life from day one on our programme. You will gain valuable experience of creating an effective learning environment for pupils to support good progress in their learning, as well as building strong relationships with pupils and colleagues. You will spend the majority of your time in school but will also benefit from SCITT based training days and input sessions from the University of Roehampton for the PGCE assignment writing elements of the programme.

You will receive personal, professional and academic support throughout our programme to support the successful completion of your teacher training. As a trainee teacher with us you will receive high quality training and mentoring which will enable you to develop highly effective teaching skills and to develop into confident, reflective practitioners.

Our highly effective collaboration with over fifty partner schools, the local authority, and the University of Roehampton ensures high-quality support for trainees as they enter the teaching profession. We work closely with schools, a local Teaching School Hub and the local authority to make sure you are well supported as an Early Career Teacher.

For more information, please visit our website at [www.farehamandgosportprimaryscitt.co.uk]

Interview process

A summary of our interview process:

Stage 1:

  • a range of activities including a presentation.

Following stage 1, selection of applicants who have shown sufficient potential to continue through to Stage 2.

Stage 2:

  • a teaching panel interview with a range of questions to identify applicants suitability and potential to train to teach.

Stage 3:

  • The interview panel will meet to discuss and confirm decisions about applicants’ suitability for the programme at the end of each cohort of interviews. The Chair of interview procedures will quality-assure the processes and decision-making.

Stage 4:

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their interview within seven days via the Apply system an via email.
  • We also offer feedback to candidates regardless of the outcomes of their interview.

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

At Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT programme we strive to make all aspects of our programme accessible to everyone. Wherever possible we will make reasonable adjustments so that you are not disadvantaged by your disability.

Contact this training provider

01329 239584
Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT
Harrison Primary School
Harrison Road
PO16 7EQ

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).

Is there something wrong with this page?

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.