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PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Lincolnshire SCITT
Financial support

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
September 2022


About the course

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.

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.

GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent for secondary trainees with the addition of grade C/4 or above in a science for primary trainees.

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.


The salary for this course is individual to the school setting that employs the trainee. The salary is calculated using the unqualified teachers’ pay scales.

Fees and financial support

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
  • Primary applicants: A small group activity with primary school children
  • Secondary applicants: A short presentation to a group of pupils within a specified area
  • 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 pupils.

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

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

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 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 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 214459
Witham St Hughs Academy
Muntjac Way

Support and advice

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You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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