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F.A.Q’s & Help

How do I apply for a place on the Peninsula SCITT programme for 2018/19?

Go to the UCAS Teacher Training website

Search for the Peninsula SCITT programme which you can find by typing Peninsula or 25B (our training provider code) into the training provider search box. Alternatively it will appear in the list of South West providers.

*you can also use the individual course codes listed in the table on our Spaces Available page to find the specific programme you are interested in.

Please see our application process page for further information.


How much does the Peninsula SCITT programme cost?

The fee for the Peninsula SCITT programme for 2018-19 will be £9000.


What financial support is available to trainees?

The Department for Education has announced the bursary and scholarship packages available for 2018/19 and a summary of these financial incentives is below. For full information about the financial support available to those enrolling on a teacher training programme for 2018/19 please see the Bursaries, student finance & fees page of our site or follow this link to the relevant page on the DfE’s Get Into Teaching website

Trainee's Degree classification1st/ PhD2:1/ Masters2:2ScholarshipEarly-career payments
Design & Technology£12,000£9,000£0-n/a
This table summarises the bursaries and/ or scholarships available for Teacher Training in each subject for 2018/19.
This information has been taken from the DfE Get into Teaching website.


What are QTS and PGCE?

QTS means Qualified Teacher Status

PGCE is a Professional or Postgraduate Certificate in Education

QTS is sufficient for teaching within England but may not be accepted if you were to want to teach outside of England. A PGCE is more broadly accepted and so is the safer qualification option if you may want to teach abroad in the future. Also as a part of the PGCE you can gain 60 credits at masters level (level 7) which you could subsequently top up to gain your full Masters over the course of your career.

Through our programme and partnership with Plymouth University you can gain both QTS and PGCE.


How do I complete the required Professional Skills Tests?

To be able to start an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme in September you must first complete the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests. You can find further information about the skills tests as well as practice material on the Get into Teaching website.

The tests can be sat at test centres across the country and the registration and booking system is open now for candidates applying for 2018 entry.

*please note that we do not require you to have taken the tests prior to interview but you will need to pass these tests to be able to take up a place on the ITT programme. Test appointments get quickly booked up so we would advise you to look into taking the tests as soon as you are able. You will have to take proof of your having made an application for teacher training  as well as two forms of identification along to your test appointment.


How much experience in a school do I need to apply?

In order to shortlist your application we will be looking for a minimum of 1 days school experience within the last year (generally this would be expected to be within the appropriate phase e.g. Secondary and within England).

You will need to complete a minimum of 10 days school experience prior to the start of the programme and so if you haven’t got this when you apply it will be set as a condition of any offer made.

If you are thinking about applying but don’t have a days school experience please contact us and we will be happy to help you to arrange this.


Further Questions…

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Peninsula SCITT office to talk to Katy or Emma.