Boorley Park Primary School
Primary (J263)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Wildern Partnership
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 May 2021
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

Phase 1 – Scaffold SCITT Teaching School Experience (STSE) – (1 weeks Induction plus 7 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Outstanding practice modelled, theory and practice analysed and mediated.
  • Integrated school / training centre learning experience for general professional studies and subject professional studies.
  • Core group training where Secondary and Primary trainees received phased and combined training by Wildern Partnership Specialists.

Phase 2 – Scaffold and Develop SCITT Partnership School A – (7 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Teaching Groups, micro teaching and working with individual children building to whole class planning, teaching and assessment. Individual support from outstanding school based subject leaders and highly trained school based mentors.
  • Working towards a 40-50% timetable built up at an individual rate.
  • Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies.
  • Trainees spend 2 days in alternative key stages and settings.

Phase 3 – Develop Second school experience – (6 weeks in a contrasting setting and the training centre)

  • Theory practice relationships consolidated in a contrasting setting.
  • Teaching classes, groups and individual children, supported and assessed by highly trained school based mentors. Embedding subject knowledge for teaching and supporting pupil progress.
  • Fridays are based at the Training Centre for general professional studies.

Phase 4 - Develop and Refine (6 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Return to lead school.
  • Begin to embed practice from second school experience.
  • Working towards a 50-60% timetable built up at a rate which is individual and managed by curriculum / phase and professional mentor.
  • Fridays are based at the training centre and other partner institutions for general professional studies.

Phase 5/6 – Refine and Enrich Employment in Education / Enrichment – (10 weeks at lead school and the training centre)

  • Refine teaching practice to develop autonomy in the classroom, working towards a 60-80% timetable at a rate which is individual and managed by curriculum / phase and professional mentor.
  • SCITT support for local NQTs, School CPD in mentoring / subject knowledge / MA level study / diverse bespoke needs.
  • Preparing for Employment in Education.
  • Fridays are based at the Training Centre for general professional studies.
  • Further completion of teaching time, should any long periods of absence arise throughout the year.

Interview process

Primary SCITT Tuition Fee applicants – If shortlisted for interview you will be invited to Boorley Park Primary where you will; deliver a teaching activity, undertake a Subject Knowledge Audit, complete a written task, take part in a group activity (which is observed) and have an individual formal interview.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the interview process will be different and will consist of a mixture of face to face and on-line. All applicants will be notified of the interview process when their application is acknowledged.

How school placements work

Placement schools are selected following rigorous quality assurance processes of the placement which determines that the placement and mentoring will be of high quality, location; personal circumstances (such as means of transport, childcare); pedagogical and subject knowledge needs of the trainee; trainee’s prior background; commitment of the school and staff to the programme and a high level of professional development.

Trainees will teach the age ranges of 11-16 (Secondary programme) and also gain experience in early years and further education, as well as special schools, hospital schools and pupil behaviour units.

The Wildern Partnership SCITT partners with approximately 30 primary and secondary schools in diverse contexts.


The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



GCSE Maths, English and Science grade C or above. Honours degree 2:2 or above.

Other requirements

Full DBS check Fit to teach assessment

About the training provider

The Wildern Partnership SCITT is an outstanding local teacher training provider, developed through years of collaboration with a diverse range of partnership schools, colleges and universities.

We offer a school based, collaborative, quality and cross phase training programme which is adapted to your individual needs.

The full time one-year training programme in both Primary and Secondary commences in September. Successful completion of your training with us will result in QTS, along with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at Masters level.

In addition to the academic support available we support your wellbeing through; professional coaching; a high level of pastoral care; subsidised gym membership.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We pride ourselves on supporting those trainees with specific learning difficulties and disabilities, offering bespoke individualised provision.

Contact details

Boorley Park Primary School, Nairn Road
SO32 2SH


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Location Vacancies Code
Main site
Boorley Park Primary School, Nairn Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2SH
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