Hamwic SCITT Primary (2PKJ)

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


Course summary

Hamwic SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is part of Hamwic Education Trust, one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the South of England. This means you will have all the support you need.

We are committed to providing you with the opportunity to train in a range of school contexts. We have partnership schools across five local authorities – Portsmouth, Hampshire, Southampton, Poole and Dorset.

Primary QTS with PGCE + 60 masters credits with Bath Spa University (5-11 age range)

Course length: 1 year (full-time) Course starts: September

Our course brings together a wealth of expertise from all of our partner schools, complemented by experienced teacher educators. You will join a true learning community where the staff and students alike are interested in reflecting and researching the pedagogies of teaching and learning, whilst always striving for excellence.

Our Primary QTS with PGCE allows you to train inside the classroom alongside experienced teaching professionals in one of our Partnership Schools. It offers a practical school-centred teacher training programme, which is delivered in tandem with academic theory..

Alongside this practical school-centred training you will learn academic theory, provided by Bath Spa University.

Hamwic SCITT and the quality of our training will help support you throughout your teaching career and there are progression opportunities in Hamwic Trust schools.

Our partnership schools are committed to supporting you to become a skilled, versatile primary teacher who places young people at the heart of all you do.

School placements

Right from the start, our trainee teachers are in the classroom learning the profession and gaining real teaching experience while being guided by dedicated teaching mentors. Your development is also supported by SCITT tutors, who are often senior leaders or head teachers in the school. They champion your growth and refine your teaching skills to help ensure a strong start to your teaching career.

Our comprehensive training programme covers all the professional skills and theory that trainee teachers need in order to deliver high-quality teaching. You gain experience of working in your preferred age range and in an alternate key stage, and in at least two constrasting schools. In addition, there are enrichment activities including spending time in a variety of settings such as secondary and early years, and special schools to provide a genuine breadth of experience.

Trainees are in school Monday to Thursday and then on Friday, you have a centre-based training session which focuses on academic theory, curriculum and national priorities.

As you build your teaching experience, knowledge and skillset, you steadily increase your teaching time. By the end of your final placement, you are teaching 80% of the timetable.

Trainees are placed in two different schools. Hamwic SCITT has a number of Partnership Schools situated in and around Hampshire and Dorset. You cannot pick which school you want to be in, but we try to place you in a school you can commute to easily.

You start your training in your preferred age group and then in the second term move to the alternate key stage. In the third term you return to your first placement.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bearwood Primary and Nursery School
Barons Road, Bearwood , Bournemouth , Dorset , BH11 9UN
Beechwood Junior School
Beechwood Junior School, Juniper Rd, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 4EG
Bishop Aldhelm’s CE Primary School
Winston Ave , Poole, Dorset, BH12 1PG
Cadland Primary School
Whitefield Road , Holbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 2HW
Fernhurst Junior School
Francis Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0AG
Glenfield Infant School
Rossington Way, , Bitterne, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 4RN
Harefield Primary School
Yeovil Chase, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 5NZ
Hollybrook Infant School
Seagarth Close, Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6RN
Livingstone Road Infant School
Livingstone Road , Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 3DT
Livingstone Road Junior School
Livingstone Road Junior School, Livingstone Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH12 3DX
Ludlow Infant Academy
Ludlow Road, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire , SO19 2EU
Shirley Junior School
Bellemoor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5XE
Sholing Junior School
Middle Road , Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 8PT
Southampton Hospital School
119 Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6HU
Talbot Primary School
Talbot Drive, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5ED
Townhill Infant School
Townhill Infant School, Benhams Rd, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2FG
Weston Park Primary School
Weston Park Primary School, Newtown Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 9HX
Wordsworth Primary School
Wordsworth Primary School, Victor St, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5LH

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 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.

To start primary or secondary initial teacher training, you will need to have a degree or equivalent qualification. Ideally, you will have a 2:1 or higher classification but if your degree outcome is a 2:2, please get in contact so that we can discuss your application further.

You will also need:

English GCSE grade 4 (C) or above Maths GCSE grade 4 (C) or above Science GCSE grade 4 (C) or above if you want to teach in primary education If you do not have the required GCSEs or you have overseas qualifications, you will need to show that you have an equivalent level of education. We will ask you to arrange to take and pay for an equivalency test prior to making you a confirmed offer.

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainees who want to make a real difference to children’s lives and understand the crucial role education plays in transforming future life chances.

Other requirements

All trainees will be asked to complete a range of safer recruitment checks prior to beginning the programme. We are only able to make you a conditional offer once all of these checks are completed. After you have submitted your application, you may be contacted to provide copies of your supporting documents. These could be your degree certificate and evidence of your GCSE qualifications or equivalent.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,000.

About the training provider

The SCITT is an integral part of Hamwic Multi Academy Trust and we see our trainees as the future.

We are committed to support you as embark on your training so that you become exceptional teachers who are fully prepared to teach across a range of contexts. We are passionate about building the future life chances of the young people in our trust and invite you to join us on that journey. We will equip you well as you take your first steps into a successful career in teaching. We have a strong track record of recruitment into our trust schools and a close network of school leaders who support the programme.

Our central training, led by experts in their fields from our in house education team and external consultants, is designed to help you engage with the latest educational thinking and practice. All that you learn, you will experience and apply in practice alongside your school based mentors. Our 60 master level PGCE provision further compliments your education studies. We can place you in schools across four local authorities, making us geographically diverse but united in ambition.

Our programme includes ‘Enriched Learning Experiences’ affording you the opportunity to spend time in a variety of settings, such as our hospital school, to widen your understanding of a range of educational provisions.

Interview process

All successful applicants are invited to attend an interview prior to an offer being made.

Interviews take place throughout the year and are held at different Partnership Schools, attended by senior leaders from those schools.

The interview is a four-part process that takes roughly half a day. There are a range of activities that interviewees need to undertake including a presentation, formal interview, working with children and a written activity.

After a successful interview, Hamwic SCITT may make you an offer to study with us.

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 inclusive provider, embracing diversity and following through fully on our commitment to equalities.

We welcome applications from trainees with disabilities and other specific needs. Our profile of schools are accessible and we work closely with trainees to identify reasonable adjustments to both the programme and placements where these are needed.

Where trainees are in receipt of DSA, we meet with them early in the programme to review their needs, liaising with university providers, placements leaders, mentors and tutors to ensure the programme works for them and supports them effectively.

The well being of our trainees is hugely important. We have prioritised access to our central trust wellbeing packages. This includes access to 24 hour counselling services and packages such as Headspace. Our university provider also provides full access to their student wellbeing and counselling services. Each trainee is looked after by school based mentors and are assigned a link tutor. This support is overseen by a lead tutor who quality assures this support.

Contact this training provider

02380 786833
Weston Park Primary School
SO19 9HX

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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