Haybridge Alliance SCITT Primary - Part Time (3D5G)

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
Up to 2 years - part time
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Primary – General (Age Range 5 - 11) - Part Time Course Our Primary programme is focussed on the study of teaching students between the ages of 5 and 11 years in all National Curriculum subjects, with particular emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. You will learn the principles of curriculum design, planning and delivery, theories of learning and teaching pedagogy alongside developing practical insights and skills in the effective teaching and assessment of young children.

You will be offered a series of learning experiences linking different perspectives of primary teaching to the development of your professional skills and subject knowledge in the classroom. This will give you the opportunity to select a specialism. You will teach and qualify for the 5 - 11 age range but will also experience short Early Years Foundation Stage and KS3 placements as well.

This course will allow you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification at the end of a two-year period.

Haybridge SCITT will recommend QTS and Birmingham City University will award PGCE upon successful completion of 3 assignments taken over the two years.

You will be expected to work on average 3 days a week, which will comprise of days in school, Central Education Programme sessions and self-directed study time. You will spend a minimum of 120 days in school over the 2 years.

This flexible approach means you can fit training to become a qualified teacher around other commitments, offering a more gradual introduction into the profession. You will still be working towards the teacher standards and will gain QTS and PGCE at the end of the training period.

Trainees will also benefit from the Central Education Programme and Subject Pedagogy sessions that are led by a Subject Specialist. It is your responsibility to secure the required fundamental English and Mathematics skills and we will support you in this process to ensure you can demonstrate competence in the required fundamental English and Mathematics to gain QTS.

School placements

You will undertake a placement close to where you live during the Autumn and Summer terms in one of our partner schools.

Your second placement close to where you live will take place in the Spring term and will be in a contrasting school to your first placement. You will gain experience of working with a range of young people with differing backgrounds, abilities and needs.

You will have a school mentor in each placement school.

We work with many schools across the West Midlands and trainees have the opportunity to visit a wide and diverse range of settings.


You can select one of the following locations to indicate a preferred placement when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Greenfields Primary School
472 Coventry Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B10 0UG
Bentley Heath C of E Primary
Widney Close, Bentley Heath , Solihull, West Midlands, B93 9AS
Bilston Church of England Primary
Albany Crescent, , Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 0HU
Birchen Coppice School Primary
Woodbury Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7JJ
Burlish Park Primary School
Windermere Way, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 8LA
Chivenor Primary School
Farnborough Road, Castle Vale, Birmingham , West Midlands, B35 7JA
Clent Primary School
Clent Parochial Primary School, Bromsgrove Road, Clent, West Midlands, DY9 9QP
Colley Lane Primary Academy
Colley Lane, Halesowen, B63 2TN
Crestwood Park Primary
Crestwood Park Estate, Kingswinford, DY6 8RP
Dingle Community Primary School
Madeley Road, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 8PF
Dudley Wood Primary School
Dudley Wood Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0DB
Etchinghill Primary
Penk Drive, Etching Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2XY
Foley Park School Primary
Northumberland Avenue, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7AW
Foxyards School Primary
Foxyards Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 8BH
Glynne Primary School
Cot Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9TH
Goldsmith Primary Academy
Goldsmith Road, Harden, Walsall, WS3 1DL
Greenfields Primary School
Hill Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AL
Hagley Primary School
Park Road, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 0NS
Harvills Hawthorne Primary School
Wolseley Road, West Bromwich, B70 0NG
Hawbush Primary School
Hawbush Road,, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 3NH
Holy Trinity School
Birmingham Road , Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2BY
Hurst Green School
Narrow Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 9NZ
Jubilee Park Academy
Highfield Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0QS
Manor Way Primary Academy
Brier Mill Road, Halesowen, B63 3HA
Offmore Primary School
Wordsworth Crescent, Offmore Primary School, KIDDERMINSTER, Worcestershire, DY10 3HA
Old Park Primary School
Old Park Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 9LX
Our Lady and St Huberts
Moat Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8ED
Perry Wood Primary
St Albans Close, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 1PP
Pinvin C of E First School
Main Street, Pinvin, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2ER
Rivers Primary Academy
Livingstone Rd , Bloxwich , Walsall , West Midlands, WS3 1LY
St Ambrose School
Leswell Street , Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1RP
St Kenelms Romsley
Bromsgrove Road, Romsley, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 0LF
St Patricks Catholic Primary
North Road , Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 3ER
Stoke Prior Primary School
Stoke Prior , Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0ND
Summerhill Primary School
Upper Church Lane, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 9PF
Sutton Park RSA Academies
47 Greatfield Road, Kidderminster, DY11 6PH
Sytchampton School
Sytchampton, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9SX
Tenterfields Primary Academy
26 Tenterfields, Halesowen, B63 3LH
Yew Tree Community Primary School
Yew Tree Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6RX

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.

Personal qualities

The SCITT Training Programme focuses on developing teaching skills. You should have a strong understanding of the subject you wish to teach before you start training.

Other requirements

International If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. You will also need to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country or countries that they have lived in for the past five years in order to satisfy the DBS checks.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £11,250.

Tuition fees are £11,250 (£5,625 each year) You can apply for a loan to cover these fees and/or a means tested maintenance grant via the Student Loan Company.

There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available and their value by phase, subject and degree classification can be found by visiting the Department of Education website:- https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/bursaries-and-funding

About the training provider

Haybridge Alliance School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is based at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form and is recognised as providing exceptional teaching and learning with vast experience in delivering and supporting Initial Teacher training (ITT) courses and placements.

Haybridge High School is a well-regarded 11-18 comprehensive school with a track record for excellence including four consecutive Ofsted ratings of ‘Outstanding’. Our Alliance schools are from a range of phases operating within diverse catchment areas with different challenges. Haybridge Alliance SCITT is the lead provider coordinating the SCITT programme and overall training experience. All secondary and primary schools in the Alliance will provide school-based placements for the training year recruited.

The quality of the programmes together with the support received by our trainees ensures that a high calibre of newly qualified teachers enter the profession.

Throughout the duration of the course a weekly programme of professional studies workshops are delivered by practising teachers from across the schools in the partnership. The focus of the programme is to address the development needs of the next cohort of teachers who will teach in our schools. A programme of subject studies is provided by local Specialist Leaders in Education. These sessions are designed to develop the understanding and delivery of a subject pedagogy, reviewing topics such as lesson planning and assessment. This stimulating programme of professional and subject studies explores the philosophy of education and the pedagogy associated with the teaching of a subject.

Interview process

During the day, we assess different skills via various tasks. Skills assessed through individual tasks:

Time management and organisation Subject Knowledge Learners and their progress Articulacy Core Skills

Skills are graded 1, 2, 3 or 4 with 1 being the highest. Scores are examined as part of the decision process and used to identify areas where candidates offered a place may need additional support.

Formal interview: 30 minutes with SCITT Director/Assistant Director To evaluate applicants’ rationale for wanting to become a teacher and suitability to carry out the role. Skills being assessed: resilience/flexibility/articulacy/core skills.

Planning and Teaching Activity: Applicants prepare and deliver a 20 minute activity on a specific topic to a subject specialist.
Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/would learners make sufficient progress within the lesson, articulate/core skills

Subject knowledge interview: Focuses on applicants’ subject knowledge together with the ability to engage and inspire. Skills being assessed: subject knowledge/articulacy. 20 minutes

Presentation: To undertake a ten minute presentation with a member of Staff on the subject of “What makes an outstanding Teacher?” Skills being assessed: time management and organisation/articulacy/core skills.

English Task: To assess applicants’ fundamental literacy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/articulacy/core skills. 40 minutes

Mathematics Task: To assess applicants’ fundamental numeracy skills and ability to process, synthesise and evaluate information. Skills being assessed: time management/organisation/core skills 30 minutes

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 strive to promote equal opportunities within Haybridge Alliance SCITT and Haybridge High School and Sixth Form has full access for people with all types of disabilities.

We offer bespoke support to cater for any physical, mental or learning disabilities dependent upon the needs of each trainee.

Accommodation is not available through the Haybridge Alliance SCITT and trainees will be expected to find their own accommodation for the duration of the course.

The Haybridge Alliance SCITT does not have child care facilities.

Contact this training provider

01562 881110
Haybridge High School & Sixth Form
Brake Lane

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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