Titan Partnership Ltd Design and Technology (J9X1)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

Our SCITT programme is a 37 week, full time school-led course that leads to QTS and a PGCE with Master’s credits.

Your training year is split into 2 placements of equal length (Sep-Feb & Feb-Jul) this will give you a balance of experience across 2 contrasting school settings. You will also have the option of an additional placement focussing on SEN, Alternative Provision or STEM.

After your induction week, you will be based in school Monday-Friday. On a Tuesday morning you will attend cross-phase taught sessions at our Learning Hub. These sessions are designed to give you an understanding of the elements of your professional role that lie outside of the national curriculum. These sessions are delivered by a range of speakers who are experts in their field.

You will also attend subject specific twilight taught sessions to assist you with planning, assessing and delivering the national curriculum. These sessions will examine the particular nature of learning in your subject area and will be delivered by subject specialists from our partnership of schools.

As this is a school-led programme, you will spend the majority of your time in school learning from excellent practitioners. You will start by observing good practice in your placement school before starting to team teach alongside your designated school based trainer. You will then have the opportunity to deliver solo lessons before you begin your assessed teaching practice on a 50% timetable.

During your school placements you will be supported by your School Based Trainer (SBT) and a Professional Tutor (PT). You will have a weekly one-to-one with your SBT and regular meetings with your PT in order to review progress against the Teachers’ Standards. In addition to this, you are also supported by a Subject Leader and our team of Titan ITT experts.

You will also find a number of ex-trainees in your placement schools, many of whom are in senior leadership roles, these too will prove a valuable source of guidance and support.

QTS is assessed by your classroom practice, a portfolio of evidence against the Teachers’ Standards and a reflective practice folder.

The PGCE is assessed through 3 assignments.

This is a demanding, and highly rewarding, course and we look forward to supporting you into teaching.

School placements

Our partnership of schools are based in the North West of Birmingham with good public transport links. Due to our small numbers we are able to personalise your training experience, allowing us to select the school which would provide the right training environment for you. You can view our partnership schools directly on our website

The SCITT programme runs a 2 placement model designed to give you an equal experience of 2 contrasting school settings.

  • Placement 1 runs from September-February, during this time you will be in school Monday-Friday and at our Learning Hub on a Tuesday morning.
  • Placement 2 runs from February to July with an increased teaching timetable resulting in you being in school Monday-Friday.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

We recommend using www.equivalencytesting.com for equivalent GCSEs. If you wish to use an alternative provider, please contact us to make sure that they are accepted.

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate a passion for your subject, education and making a difference to the lives of young people.

You will need to possess good time keeping skills and be able to prioritise your workload.

You will face many new challenges and will need to have the determination and resilience to meet these challenges and overcome any difficulties.

You need to have the ability to listen to advice and be able to act upon it. You will be offered constructive criticism on a regular basis which will be designed to help you improve your teaching skills.

Other requirements

Once you are accepted onto our course we will carry out a DBS and Fitness to Teach check.

Please ensure the references used on your application are of a professional nature. Where possible include a reference from a school if you have managed to gain any recent school experience.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

Titan offers a hardship fund should you require additional financial support. You will receive details on how to access this funding during induction week.

About the training provider

Titan Teacher Training has successfully trained teachers for over 20 years. We work in partnership with Primary and Secondary schools across Birmingham’s inner city to deliver outstanding and supportive school-based Teacher Training.

Our course offers Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Master’s credits. Birmingham City University validates the PGCE qualification. To support your academic work, you have access to the university’s facilities and services.

You will have the chance to train in a variety of settings: comprehensive, selective and single-sex. You will also be able to follow specialist training pathways in SEND, STEM and alternative provision.

Titan is a small but highly successful provider. Our size enables us to deliver personalised training in a very supportive environment.

As a trainee, you will attend cross-phased taught sessions designed to complement your school placements as well as bespoke subject specific sessions.

Many of our trainees choose to remain within our partnership schools and go onto become strong middle and senior leaders.

We offer a comprehensive programme to support you through your initial ECT year as part of our ongoing commitment to you.

As a trainee, you will also have access to events & activities from our wider partnership network of over 50 educational institutions across Birmingham.

We provide all our trainees with the best possible support to ensure success at every level.

We look forward to supporting you into teaching!

Interview process

Due to the ongoing developments and government advice regarding Corona virus (COVID-19), we will be offering the option to have remote interviews for our SCITT & School Direct programmes.

The presentation and interview sections will take place virtually and the subject knowledge tests will be adapted so they can take place online. We want to ensure that all applicants for teacher training can still pursue their ambitions to train to teach and that we are doing all that we can to support this.

  • A 10 minute presentation
  • A 40 minute formal interview
  • A 40 minute subject knowledge test (adapted GCSE paper)
  • A 10 minute short reflective written task.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Titan is an inclusive provider. We will support you during your training year and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure we meet your specific needs.

Contact this training provider

0121 607 1930
Titan Partnership
75 Harborne Road
West Midlands
B15 3DH

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (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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