Important

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.

Bright Futures SCITT Primary (2JYL)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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
Website
http://www.bfet.co.uk/scitt/

Apply

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

Contents

Course summary

This course is designed to enable you to become a successful teacher of primary pupils aged 5 - 11.

Over 125 days of the course will be spent in schools working alongside highly professional and well qualified colleagues. Specific subject knowledge training will enable you to build up a strong knowledge of the full primary curriculum for key stage 1 and 2.

Trainee timetables are progressive in design, however, trainees are supported at all times to ensure a balance between challenge and support.

All trainees gain experience of both the early years framework (reception classes) and Key stage 3 (mainly year 7).

Progress is monitored by subject mentors, and SCITT moderation will take place throughout the year. Trainees reflect on progress on a weekly basis, culminating in termly written reports produced jointly with mentors.

Throughout the course, trainees engage with professional development training which takes an evidence-informed approach to teaching and learning. Whilst the majority of training takes place at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and Lime Tree Primary Academy , some training will take place in partner schools across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Applicants enrolled on the PGCE programme are expected to complete four written assignments leading to 60 M level credits.

“The high quality face-to-face training, assignments and placements combine to give trainees a firm basis on which to develop their skills and knowledge” Ofsted 2017

“Employers of trainees comment very favourably on the significant improvements in trainees’ expertise and knowledge, brought about by their training” Ofsted 2017

School placements

This course leads to qualified teacher status (5-11 years).

All primary placements are arranged through a placement A placement B model.

Placement A runs through out the winter term and develops an understanding of teaching literacy, numeracy and science.

January focuses on building up subject specific knowledge in the foundation subjects.

Following a short placement in a reception class, trainees then begin placement B from February to June.

We have a wide range of placement schools (100+), which are selected according to trainees’ prior experience, training needs and location.

Professional development sessions are included in the timetable and often take place on a Thursday or a Friday.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Lime Tree Primary Academy
Budworth Road, Sale,, Cheshire, M33 2RP
No

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

  • A passion for the subject you wish to teach
  • The potential to train to teach
  • Excellent subject knowledge
  • Resilience
  • Enthusiasm

Applicants must produce a well written and clear personal statement that sets out how they meet the course requirements. The personal statement is part of the application process.

Other requirements

All applicants must undergo a suitability to teach check: this includes a disclosure and barring service check and a fitness to teach check.

Some applicants may be required to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course.

Full admissions policy

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

Applicants who are not British citizens or a citizen of one of the EEA (European Economic Area) countries will need a visa to study in the UK. More details can be found from the Home Office

About the training provider

The Bright Futures SCITT is a partnership of primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and organisations from across the North-West, who share their knowledge, skills, expertise and experience to achieve a common goal of continuous educational improvement.

The Bright Futures SCITT aims to promote excellence in all aspects of education through focused, central and school-based training activities. Trainees are based in our partner schools for the duration of the programme.

We believe that every child deserves the very best start in life, irrespective of background or circumstance. We are committed to training teachers who can provide the next generation with the opportunity to develop happy and successful futures.

Trainees who complete our programme are “regarded as an asset by employment schools because they are well prepared to begin their career in teaching” (Ofsted 2017). On average 95% of trainees gain employment at the end of the programme and are able to make a difference to young people in schools across the country.

Key elements of our training programme

  • Training in school from the first day
  • Two contrasting schools experiences to prepare you for employment
  • A trained and dedicated mentor
  • Face to face subject knowledge training
  • Leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education delivered by our partner, the University of Manchester

Find out more about the Bright Futures SCITT http://www.bfet.co.uk/scitt/

Interview process

If your application meets our SCITT entry criteria, we will arrange an interview which could be in person within a partner setting, or via an on-line platform.

At interview, you will:

  • Prepare and plan a lesson prior to interview, which you will then talk through with the interview panel
  • Have a formal interview with staff from the SCITT
  • Complete a written communication task

You might also be asked to complete a subject knowledge audit.

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

It is the goal of the Bright Futures SCITT to recruit people of outstanding potential, irrespective of their background and to ensure that the admission process is transparent, has minimal barriers to entry, is based on merit and potential, and is fair with regards to diversity.

The Bright Futures SCITT will not discriminate against a disabled person on the grounds of disability :

  • in the arrangements i.e. application form, interview or arrangements for selection for determining to whom a place should be offered; or
  • by refusing to offer, or deliberately not offering the disabled person a place for reasons connected with their disability.

Wherever possible, The Bright Futures SCITT will make reasonable adjustments to hallways, passages and doors in order to provide and improve means of access for disabled candidates. However, this may not always be feasible, if circumstances render such adjustments as being beyond what is reasonable.

We are committed to taking positive action to welcome people with disabilities who have met the requirements, and to enable them to meet their full potential

Consideration will be given to all planned activities, resource allocation and procedures to ensure that we can enable disabled trainees full participation in all aspects of the academic, work-based and social activities of the course.

Read our [Equal Opportunities Policy]( http://www.bfet.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BF_SCITT-Equal-Opportunities-Policy.pdf

Contact this training provider

Email
admin@scitt.bfet.uk
Telephone
0161 823 7073
Website
http://www.bfet.co.uk/scitt/
Address
c/o AGGS
Cavendish Road
Bowdon
Altrincham
WA14 2NL

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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Apply

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