Primary QTS with PGCE + 60 masters credits

Our course brings together a wealth of expertise from all of our partner schools, complemented by experienced teacher educators. You will join a true learning community where the staff and students alike are interested in reflecting and researching the pedagogies of teaching and learning, whilst always striving for excellence.
If you study with us, you will be working towards a PGCE course with Masters credits which will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The PGCE is validated by the University of Winchester.

Entry requirements

Qualifications

The Harefield SCITT looks for the highest quality candidates, so you’ll need to meet the following requirements before you can be accepted for our training programme.

  • You’ll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification
  • You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C or above in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and Science
  • You’ll also need to have passed the professional skills tests
  • Practice tests are available on the Get Into Teaching website

If you have non-UK qualifications, you will need a Statement of Comparability from NARIC; the national agency for providing information and advice on worldwide qualifications. This can take some time, so we would advise you to start the process before you submit your application.

DBS

You will also need to have a DBS undertaken and be cleared to work with children.

How to apply

All applications will be through the UCAS Teacher Training website. In preparing your application it is recommended that you have with you details of:

  • Contact information
  • Qualifications and educational history, including details of the institutions and dates when qualifications were gained
  • Two referees, including contact information

You will need to write a personal statement. This is your opportunity to sell yourself, explaining why you will make a fantastic teacher and that you have the attributes, educational philosophy and experience we are looking for.

Be enthusiastic: tell us why you want to be a teacher and why you have chosen the subject or phase that you are applying for.

We recommend you ask someone to read your personal statement to give you feedback and check grammatical, spelling and typing errors prior to submitting it.

Please click here to go to the UCAS website for more details on how to apply

Interview process

After your application have been submitted, these will be assessed and where the criteria has been met an Interview will be offered.

This will take place at a one of Partnership Schools and will be with a panel made of different partners.

You will be asked to work with a small group of children, give a presentation about a part of education that particularly interests you and there will be a formal question and answer session. You will also be asked to complete a skills analysis or undertake a written assessment.

Make enquiry

Be enthusiastic

tell us why you want to be a teacher and why you have chosen the subject or phase that you are applying for.

Sell yourself

explaining why you will make a fantastic teacher and that you have the attributes, educational philosophy and experience we are looking for.