Tudor Grange SCITT Primary (2Q8Z)

PGCE with QTS full time

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


About the course

Our Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE with QTS) course contains a core element of Professional Studies supported by a series of Specialist Studies sessions designed to develop your understanding of teaching and learning across the primary age range, and across the subjects of the National Curriculum.
Professional study sessions, based at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull and Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James, are facilitated by leading practitioners who have a proven track record of excellence in teaching across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Engaging and active study sessions provide the theoretical groundwork for outstanding teaching and learning in the Primary Phase. Topics covered include:

  • Professional Standards in Teaching
  • How do I Create a Positive Climate for Learning?
  • Behaviour Management
  • How Does Learning Happen?
  • How do I plan and deliver learning?
  • Inclusion
  • Adaptive Teaching
  • Closing the Attainment Gap
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Keeping Children Safe

Subject Studies are taught by our team of Primary Specialists and aim to contextualise this learning and extend it across the primary age range through an examination of topics including:

  • Oracy, Communication and Language
  • Early reading and synthetic phonics
  • Reading, Writing and Mathematics (including early mathematics)
  • Primary Science and Computing
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Encouraging creativity and curiosity - exploring the arts in primary school
  • Personal and social development
  • Wider opportunities for learning in the primary phase

Tudor Grange SCITT offers a highly supportive environment led by a nurturing team of professionals who are passionate about offering an exceptional ITE experience.

Once accepted onto the course, you will identify your chosen pathway, either:

  • Early Years & KS 1
  • KS 1 & KS 2

All PGCE with QTS programmes are fee-paying courses, lasting from September to June and lead to the award of PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (Primary Education). We partner with Birmingham City University for the PGCE element of the programme with the learning aimed at enhancing your pedagogical understanding. This is a complimentary programme, which enhances your classroom practice. There are no formal written assignments for recommendation of QTS.

School placements

Trainees will complete experience in Early Years Foundation Stage and Secondary phases before beginning the programme, and will have experience in at least two primary schools during training.

Partnership schools are across Solihull, South Warwickshire and Birmingham – including urban and rural, infant, junior, primary, large, small and faith schools. Trainees are required to complete an extended period in school on placement, with further enhancement days provided to support their professional development.

The SCITT course is tailored to meet the needs of schools, producing confident teachers with high levels of practical teaching skills. Trainees take what they have learned in the training room directly into the primary classroom where they then put it into practice under the supervision and guidance of mentors and fellow colleagues who will provide support, feedback and key guidance to ensure that all trainees make the required progress. Throughout the programme trainees have the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in school life, participating in extra-curricular activities, parent meetings and cross-curricular events.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, 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

The Tudor Learning Habits;

  • Positive self-regulation
  • Process not product
  • Open to failure and feedback
  • Courageous and gritty

The Tudor Character Habits;

  • Honesty and truthfulness
  • Kindness and empathy
  • Responsibility and integrity
  • Generosity and gratitude

Other requirements

All successful candidates will be subject to; An enhanced DBS check, candidates must fund this themselves although Tudor Grange SCITT will make the application. An occupational health check. Confirmation of right to work in the UK.

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

About the training provider

Tudor Grange SCITT is a provider with a long established track record. We have strong relationships with our partner schools across Solihull, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, and Worcestershire. This results in a wide range of options being available when considering which placement school will work best for you logistically and to enable your progress. We are part of a very successful Multi-Academy Trust, and as such are able to offer a diverse and bespoke experiences. Consistently, over the past three years nearly 20% of our cohort have been recruited into roles within the Trust. Last year this increased to nearly 25% across both primary and secondary phases.

Our primary and secondary cohorts have opportunities to collaborate during their training, and this further enriches trainees’ understanding of overall childhood development. Trainees focus on the phases which they are training for, but can do so with an applied knowledge of pupils experiences in education prior to or following on from their phase.

We work closely with local partners, including recruitment consultants, to enable trainees to understand the job market and help them develop their confidence and knowledge of how to make successful applications. This includes support in writing personal statements and a ‘mock’ interview, with written and verbal feedback.

We firmly believe that the quality of training, alongside a focus on enhancing employment prospects contributes to our strong track record in supporting trainees secure jobs. We also continue to offer a wide range of support to our alumni.

Interview process

We sift all UCAS applications following a consistent criteria set out in-house, looking at candidate personal qualities, academic achievements and previous relevant experience in schools/working with young people. Following a successful sift, candidates will be invited to an interview day, which dependent on applicant numbers, may be run over one or two days. The interview process consists of four parts;

  • A subject knowledge audit – This is not a pass/fail test of your subject knowledge rather an audit of your strengths and areas for improvement. This allows us to understand your baseline and develop strategies for how we can work with you to fill any subject knowledge gaps prior to the course beginning, and to continue to provide bespoke support.
  • Unseen task - Information on the task is given on the interview day.
  • Panel interview – Your education philosophy and values, resilience, and knowledge of National Curriculum will all be explored during the panel interview.
  • 20 minute session delivery to a Primary class – You will be provided with a topic for the session (set by the class teacher) a week in advance to allow you to prepare. During the session we will be looking at how candidates have demonstrated learner progress, their relationships with young people, and their ability to plan.

We aim to share outcomes of the interview process on the day, including detailed and meaningful feedback where applicable. All offers made by us are conditional, and will be explained when the offer is made.

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

Tudor Grange SCITT is committed to promoting equal opportunities in recruitment to the program. All candidates will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any arrangements to be made in terms of the recruitment process please get in contact.

If you would like to discuss ways in which we may be able to support you personally, please feel free to contact us to make a telephone or personal appointment. Please be reassured we will treat such information with respect and discretion.

Please refer to our Tudor Grange Academies Trust Equal Opportunities Policy for further information;


Contact this training provider

Tudor Grange Academy Solihull
Dingle Lane
West Midlands
B91 3PD

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).

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