Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

The Roseland Academy Primary (N222)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training. (Cornwall SCITT)
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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

The Primary course is a one year full-time course, which runs from September through to July and comprises of 11 weeks of centre based training spread throughout the year, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees also complete a Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) alongside QTS. The course covers the age range 5 to 11 years although trainees also spend a short time in an EYFS class. The centre based training sessions are delivered by a range of specialists including educational consultants, specialist teachers and headteachers. Most centre based training sessions take place at Primary Cornwall SCITT centre at Heartlands. Some sessions take place at a local outdoor education centre, in the woods and in schools.

Trainees are assigned a trained school based trainer within each school that they are placed. This person is responsible for supporting and guiding the trainee’s professional development and ensuring that they have the opportunities that they need within the school. A trainee’s progress is assessed through regular formal and informal monitoring of teaching and written work. Training in school progresses from observing and working alongside an experienced teacher to taking full responsibility, firstly for groups, and later for the whole class during the academic year. The course will produce qualified teachers who are competent and reflective across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

School placements

Your training will be organised into blocks of centre based and school based weeks, with the school based weeks developing sequentially as the terms and training year progress. You will have a dedicated course tutor and a school based mentor during this time. I addition, you will undertake the PGCE qualification. This allows you to embed theory and practice in a measured and manageable way, and develop in confidence as you progress towards your final assessment and, moving towards, your first employed post.

We aim to give student teachers a broad range of experiences during the course and aspire to offer contrasting placements. Student teachers will experience two school placements: either spending both placements within TRT schools, or alternatively, have the second placement in one of the Cornwall SCITT Primary’s partnership schools in Cornwall. Placements will focus on the 5-11 age range, but Early Years & Foundation experience will be gained in one of TRT placement, with an additional opportunity to participate in the transition process of Year 6 pupils into the secondary school, thus offering enhancement to develop understanding of Key Stage 3 context and curriculum. They will also explore how the SEND provision functions in the primary school settings.

You will be able to develop strategies related to the latest research. When training with TRT you will also access the Trust-wide CPD. Whilst involved in your placement in the school you will be fully immersed in school life. The Roseland Academy is a designated Teaching School Hub for East Cornwall and you will be able to explore opportunities for your future development.

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.

All entrants must have achieved a minimum of a grade C/Level 4, or equivalent standard, in English, Science and Mathematics. Qualifications in key and functional skills at level 2 may represent the same level of attainment as GCSE grade C/Level 4 and above in the national qualifications framework (NQF). However, they are not equivalent to GCSEs in terms of content, and applicants with key and functional skills certificates but without GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Science and Mathematics are advised to take the equivalency tests. For equivalency information visit: or

Personal qualities

  • Convey commitment and enthusiasm to teaching in the primary age range.
  • Articulate clear and appropriate reasons for wanting to teach primary children.
  • Have a strong recommendation to train as a primary school teacher from an appropriate referee.
  • Awareness of current educational issues;
  • Intrinsic passion for learning;
  • Commitment to own professional development;
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and a willingness to act upon advice;
  • Emotional and physical resilience

Other requirements

As part of our commitment to safer recruitment, all successful candidates will undergo the full range of safeguarding checks, including their health & physical capacity to teach. For those who have spent more than 3 months working or living abroad you may be required to gain a letter of good conduct or a workplace reference. We are expected to make an assessment of fundamental English and mathematics knowledge before QTS is awarded. Any work to address shortfalls in English and mathematics must be undertaken by the trainee teacher in addition to other aspects of their training.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

Financial support from the training provider

The Roseland Academy is a lead school for School Direct programme accredited by Cornwall SCITT. As such all the student teachers undertaking this course are highly likely to be eligible for Student Finance support. As part of our access to learning fund, we may be able to support those in financial hardship with course-related costs incurred during training. We also offer a termly contribution to all trainees with a household income lower than £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance.

About the training provider

The Roseland Academy is the highest performing school in Cornwall, one of the highest non-selective state schools in the South West. It has been in the top 100 of schools nationally since 2015. The Roseland Academy achieved the designation of ‘Outstanding’ in all categories in the 2017 Ofsted inspection. The Roseland Academy is part a Trust comprising three secondary schools and two primary schools. The Roseland Academy, as a lead school for school direct programme, and Cornwall SCITT, the accredited body, are established and successful organisations. At The Roseland Trust (TRT) our vision is to inspire a love of learning within environments that are happy, respectful and challenging, where everyone feels valued and able to reach their full potential. Your mentor will be experienced colleagues supporting you on your learning journey. You will access the central Education + Profession Studies Programme (EPS). Also, the professional studies programme in your placement will be extensive and personalised, featuring a Trust-wide input from dedicated colleagues sharing outstanding practice. You will be able to develop strategies related to the latest educational developments and research. At TRT we never stay still and continue developing quality first teaching for all students. When training with TRT you will also access Trust-wide CPD. You will forge links with colleagues across the Trust and deepen your competencies. The Roseland Academy is a designated Teaching School Hub for East Cornwall and with us you will explore opportunities for your development to navigate your future professional journey.

Interview process

All applications are reviewed by our management team prior to selection: those successful will be invited to interview. Applicants will be asked to prepare several tasks, including a pre-interview subject knowledge audit and a short written reflection on an educational topic.

All candidates will be asked to deliver a short teaching episode to an interview panel of up to three people, including a member of the management team and a subject leader, with the panel assuming the role of learners. Following the teaching episode, the interview panel will discuss the application in greater detail, including reflections on school experience gained prior to interview, subject knowledge and preparedness to enter the teaching profession. Candidates are also asked to bring a small portfolio of their design work, and samples of made products if suitable.

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

The Roseland Trust (TRT) is founded on the principles of equality and inclusion. Our leadership teams, all our staff, including professional tutors and school-based mentors strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for all student teachers. Prior to the start of the course all student teachers undertake a health and physical capacity to teach check. The Roseland Trust collaborates very closely with Cornwall SCITT to maintain the equality and inclusion throughout the entire course of the training.

For those with additional learning needs, every student teacher receives bespoke support from a dedicated academic tutor who can provide support with assignment writing. Students can also access additional support through Student Finance’s Disabled Learning Allowance Scheme.

We carefully select placement schools for those with physical needs to optimise any reasonable adjustments that may be required. Mentors and subject leaders can provide support to those with visual and hearing difficulties to develop impairment-friendly strategies within the classroom.

Our personalised approach to learning allows those with mental health needs to develop their practice with support from the central management team. We offer an empathic dialogue to provide an appropriate balance of support and challenge throughout the programme.

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Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022