Prestolee SCITT

PGCE with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)


Can I specialise?

You can choose to specialise in either Early Primary (3-7 years) or General Primary (5-11 years). Early Primary trainees will complete their training in Early Years and KS1, whilst General Primary trainees will complete their training in KS1 and KS2.


What qualification do I get?

For our PGCE with QTS course, you will qualify with QTS and 60 masters level credits.

Our training is delivered by experienced trainers and practitioners from our partnership schools and beyond. Our programme is thoroughly designed to enable us to respond to the rapidly changing landscape in education, ensuring our NQTs are able to work with immediate professional competency on graduation. Out trainees spend time in a range of carefully selected school settings and have the opportunity to observe high-quality teaching in all subject areas.


What do we expect from you?

  • A desire to be the best teacher you can be.
  • Hard work and dedication.
  • The rest is up to you.


What can you expect to receive from Prestolee SCITT?

  • A comprehensive school-led training programme delivered by the Prestolee SCITT Team and outstanding practitioners and leaders from across the region.
  • Guided and tailored support from your dedicated school-based mentor, classroom teacher and professional tutor in addition to the SCITT Management team.
  • Opportunities to observe a variety of outstanding teaching and to immerse yourself in the day to day life of a professional working school.
  • Guidance and support with the interview and application process in order to secure the best chances of employment.


Course Fees

Our course fees for 2022-23 are set at £9250 per annum for PGCE with QTS.

Trainees have 2 options for payment, either via a loan from Student Finance or via self-funding. If you fund via Student Finance, once your loan application is approved the payments will be made directly to us and you do not need to take any further action. If you self-fund, you will need to adhere to the following payment terms and payments can be made either by BACS or cheque.

Term 1 : September 2022
Percentage of Total Fees : 33.3%
Amount (£9,250 or £8,000) : £3083.33
Term 2 : January 2023
Percentage of Total Fees : 33.3%
Amount (£9,250 or £8000) : £3083.33
Term 3 : April 2023
Percentage of Total Fees : 33.3%
Amount (£9,250 or £8000) : £3083.33

For more information on, and to apply for Student Finance, visit their website at


Our Programme

Mentored teaching placements
Here at Prestolee SCITT you will spend a minimum of 120 days across the key stages in two or more schools in order to give you a rich and varied experience. You will complete three teaching blocks, one per term. Throughout all of your teaching placements you will be supported by a specially trained school-based mentor who will provide the guidance, support and challenge needed to ensure you are meeting all of the standards for QTS. This is in addition to the support you will receive from your classroom teacher, your Lead Mentor and the Prestolee SCITT Management Team. This guided support is central to our ITT programmes.


Professional, subject and pedagogical studies
The theoretical part of the programme takes place via tutored sessions covering everything from literacy and phonics to behaviour management and mental health and well-being. Subject based training is delivered by a range of outstanding practitioners and Specialist Leaders of Education.


Regular observations on teaching, weekly review meetings with your school-based mentor, progress reviews with your Lead Mentor, successful completion of subject knowledge audits and a portfolio of evidence against the Teachers’ Standards.

The award of PGCE is dependent on the successful completion of two academic pieces, each worth 30 credits at Masters Level (PGCE with QTS).


Enriched Learning
Trainees are also given the opportunity to experience a range of other settings to enhance their learning and widen their breadth of experience.


We also offer a Part-time QTS only and a Full time QTS only route into teaching: 

Part-time QTS 

QTS Only