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 3-7 years (Early Years & KS1) or 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 2021 and finishes in July 2022. It involves teaching two days in school and one day of training per week. The training day will be hosted and delivered by outstanding classroom practitioners who currently teach in our partner schools. The part time route will follow this pattern:

  • January 2021 – July 2021: 2 days a week on school placement A in one school, 1 day of training per week
  • September 2021 – December 2021: 2 days a week in a contrasting placement B, 1 day of training per week
  • January 2022 – July 2022: 2 days a week on school placement in school A, 1 day of training per week, with a 3 week flexible (full-time) block in this term.



Your assessment will consist of four elements:

  • School placement A
  • School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
  • 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 PGCE with QTS course and a QTS only route into teaching: 

PGCE with QTS 

QTS only