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PGCE Primary: School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Primary Teacher Training in partnership with Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training

Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training (ILTT) are a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme who work in partnership with Nottingham Institute of Education, at Nottingham Trent University. Together we have developed an exciting and innovative new course for potential trainee teachers.

ILTT currently work with two forward thinking and innovative Teaching School Alliances (TSAs) to provide the training and knowledge you need to become an outstanding teacher which will enable you to deliver an outstanding education to children:

ILTT work with Candleby Lane TSA who have a partnership of over 50 primary schools across Nottinghamshire where you could be placed for your training year. All partnership schools are recognised for their experience in supporting trainee teachers and are quality assured by ILTT to ensure they provide you with the best possible training experience.

By choosing to work with ILTT you can specialise in either a general primary (5 – 11 years) or Primary Early Years (3 - 7 years) course.

Both courses offer you the opportunity to undertake Masters level study, assessment and accreditation whilst being predominantly based in the classroom. ILTT work with Nottingham Trent University to deliver your teacher training. The course includes a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) qualification and 60 Masters level credits which you could use to achieve an MA in Education after you graduate.

Learning is designed to draw upon and extend the training you receive in school. You can access materials and continually develop your understanding of practice throughout the year, not just for the days that you are at the University.

What you'll study

During the course you will develop your knowledge and skills by exploring, evaluating and understanding a range of theories and practices within Primary Education.

You will:

  • gain an understanding and comprehensive knowledge of the statutory and other frameworks within which teachers work.
  • understand the complexity of how teachers work.
  • expand your knowledge and understanding of your specialist subject, curriculum and pedagogy in a systematic manner.
  • become an expert who can apply your skills to develop creative, innovative practices in the subject specialism,
  • critically evaluate teaching, learning and assessment theories in the light of professional experience and synthesise theory and practice in your specialist subject.
  • exercise independent judgement in critically evaluating the appropriateness of a range of professional and research-based sources.
  • develop and promote your personal and professional values and use them to inform and shape your practice and the experience of you learners
  • investigate the complexities of the educational process and issues in your specialist subject, which are significant to your developing role and in which you have developed specialised knowledge.
  • expand your transferable skills, including verbal and written communication, classroom leadership, collaboration with professional colleagues, use of literacy, numeracy and ICT to support your teaching, and specialised and advanced research skills.

Careers and employability

The vocational nature of the PGCE Primary Education degree and the fact that successful completion of the course leads to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means that graduates are ideally placed to pursue a career as a teacher in the primary age range.

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    33rd

    25

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