e-Qualitas Primary (A378)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also 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.

Age range
5 to 9
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Our ITT course is currently made up of 10 core-based training days, all delivered from a subject perspective, along with over 20 additional subject-focused training days.

All our training currently takes place in central London and/or online.

By demonstrating that you have made good progress in all the curriculum areas, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the end of the course.

You will be based in school and spend one day a week training with your cohort or online. Some of this will be self-directed study.

The course starts in September 2023 and runs for the duration of the academic year.

You will be supported and taught by subject specialists who have a wealth of experience .

Our aim is to develop the skills you need to become an outstanding teacher that can successfully teach across the primary curriculum. In English, you will build up a significant subject knowledge base while exploring successful pedagogical approaches. You’ll develop an understanding of how to encourage a love of reading alongside supporting all children to make the best possible progress. Further you will learn the fundamental elements to teach and apply phonics with success.

In maths, our aim is to develop confidence and strong subject knowledge whilst also exploring the pedagogical approaches that underpin the Maths National Curriculum.

Our intent is to produce teachers who are:

  • Confident professionals who reflect habitually.
  • Intellectually curious
  • Innovative and adaptable
  • Cognisant of the professional responsibilities of a teacher
  • Aware of their part in creating an equality of experience for all pupils.

The curriculum is taught in eleven areas, meeting the requirements of the CCF, in addition to striving to go beyond them, and is all underpinned by the Teachers Standards.

These 11 areas are:

  • Evaluative Lesson Planning
  • Evidence Informed
  • Substantive and Disciplinary Knowledge
  • How pupils Learn
  • Adaptive Practices and Expertise
  • Behaviour for Learning, Climate
  • Pupil Progress
  • Teacher as Professional
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Assessment

For further information please see our website.

We employ a comprehensive online learning management system to support independent study and formative assessment, in addition to a subject specialist tutor from e-Qualitas who visits for a half day each half term.

School placements

You will be placed in a main school with a second six-week placement in a contrasting school. Every effort will be made to try to place you in schools to which you can commute.

During your placements, trainees will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced teachers and observe subject experts whilst refining their approaches to teaching and learning.

You will have regular weekly support from an in-school mentor and in addition trainees will be supported with research, training resources and six visits by an e-Qualitas tutor, who will review progress and adapt the programme to meet individual, learning needs.

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.

We suggest candidates use A Star Equivalency tests

Personal qualities

The e-Qualitas course suits trainees who are independent learners, self-motivated and able to manage their time well.

You must be reflective, analytical, and be in possession of excellent communication skills.

We also look for the attributes that make for success in the classroom, for example, strong subject expertise, the ability to reflect on one’s own practice, be intellectually curious and have the capacity to be innovative and adaptable.

Other requirements

Relevant work experience is helpful because it puts the applicant into a stronger position at the start of the training period.

Suitability to work in a school as an unqualified teacher (this is verified by e-Qualitas through vetting checks including identity confirmation, criminal records checks, references and assessment of physical and mental capacity)

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £6,000.

e-Qualitas’s course fee is £6,000 + VAT (£7,200 inclusive of VAT) which is payable by the trainee.

In addition to the fee, a disbursement of £2,000 is payable to the school as a contribution to their training costs. (The school may choose to waive the disbursement. )

Therefore, the total cost of the course, payable by the trainee, is £9,200.

Financial support from the training provider

The trainee may be eligible for the following funding:

  • a training bursary or scholarship funding from the DfE;

  • tuition fee and maintenance loans through Student Finance England to cover the training fees and living costs.

e-Qualitas manages the processing and payment of such funding in accordance with DfE and Student Finance England guidelines.

About the training provider

We are a large SCITT, working with schools across Primary and Secondary phases in the London area and Southern England.

We offer a range of training Programmes including

  • Schools Direct Tuition Fee
  • Schools Direct Salaried
  • Teaching Apprenticeship Programme
  • Assessment Only
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses.

Our course suits those who are independent, self-motivated learners.

An individual training plan guides each trainee; we have an extensive on-line library, and training days in central London complement the in-school training.

Each trainee has a visiting tutor who is a secondary subject, or primary, specialist. Tutors visit their trainees for a full day each half term. These visits include two lesson observations of the trainee, feedback on strengths and development points, and a check on progress overall.

Our aim is that all our trainees become excellent teachers. Everything we do is focused on this.

Over 90% have been appointed to a teaching post in the school in which they trained or did a placement (a few take teaching posts in other schools).

Interview process

The first interview is carried out by the school that is interested in having the applicant as a trainee teacher.

When a trainee is recommended by their host school, a member of the e-Qualitas team will interview the trainee to ensure that the entry and eligibility criteria are met, and the trainee understands the expectations of the ITT programme.

In addition, a meeting between e-Qualitas and the school will take place to ensure the school has the capacity to train and can meet the requirements of the programme.

Upon successful completion, e-Qualitas will issue a conditional offer of a training place.

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

Our course is designed to be flexible and responsive to individual needs.

We ask trainees to let us know of any disability or other need, so that we and the partner schools can make appropriate arrangements.

Adapted tasks are available for students whose dyslexia makes it hard to write full essays for their assignments.

Training day venues have wheelchair access, and cater for all dietary requirements.

Contact this training provider

0208 051 8774
Hend House
4th Floor, 233 Shaftesbury Ave

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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