Prestolee SCITT

Part-time QTS


Why study this course?

By choosing to train as a primary teacher at Prestolee School-Centred Initial Teacher Training through our part time route, you’ll be joining a powerful partnership of diverse teachers and schools. We focus on innovative learning within the classroom and give you hands-on practical experience alongside relevant theory and up-to-date research developments.

Our trainees attain highly, with 95% achieving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course, and 96% obtaining employment, many in their placement schools.


More about this course

This exciting QTS only course leads to Qualified Teacher Status and prepares you to teach in ages 5-11 years (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2).

Our course gives you room to develop your classroom practice as well as examine the underlying principles and values around educational issues.

With its educational links and high-quality teaching, this course is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted:

‘Excellent training provides trainees with high levels of subject knowledge, an impressive range of teaching skills and highly effective strategies to manage behaviour very successfully across a range of schools. Consequently, by the time they complete the programme, the majority of trainees demonstrate outstanding practice in their teaching.'

‘The partnership provides trainees with excellent, individualised mentor support which encourages them to become highly reflective and thoughtful. This high-quality support also extends to exemplary pastoral care for trainees.’


Course structure

Our part-time SCITT curriculum begins in January 2022 and finishes in July 2023. It involves a combination of centre-based and school-based training. The training days will be hosted and delivered by outstanding classroom practitioners who currently teach in our partner schools.

The part time route is a three-day programme and will follow this pattern:

  • School Placement A:  January 2022 - July 2022
  • School Placment B:  Sept 2022 - December 2022
  • School Placement C:  January 2023 - July 2023

Placements are completed in a minimum of two schools and two contrasting key stages.



Your assessment will consist of three elements:

  • Three school placements across a minimum of two schools 
  • A Professional Practice Portfolio which is compiled across the programme, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
  • Educational Research, which allows you to explore current educational approaches


We also offer a full time PGCE with QTS course and a QTS only route into teaching: 

PGCE with QTS 

QTS only