Additonal Course Details


QTS is accredited by Inspiring Leaders, an Outstanding SCITT Provider. Assessments are carried out bi-termly and cover pastoral and course elements.

PGCE – Accredited by NTU for Nottinghamshire.

Assignments are overseen, supervised and assessed by the university, with link support from Inspiring Leaders and Professional Tutors.

Trainees have access to Inspiring Leaders and NTU libraries and

Practice is assessed in KS3 and KS4.


Trainees attend school for 4 days per week with 1 day of training per week. Trainees have a host school as their main placement and spend half a term in a different school with focus days in SEND and KS2

Subject Knowledge

Subject Knowledge audits are carried out to inform individualised programme of development.

Trainees will access 6 x subject specific days and 4 project days. In addition to this, trainees will have small group and 1:1 guidance from experienced SCITT Subject Tutors. Project based work allows a flexible approach to address specific areas for development.

Specialisms can be chosen in different areas such as SEND, Lower or High ability students, to tailor trainee Subject Knowledge.

All trainees attend Safeguarding training at the beginning of the course.


In School Support

Each trainee has a Professional Tutor, Learning Coach and Class Mentor.


The course runs from August to July and it is a full-time course.

Teaching Practice

Teaching practice builds up gradually over the year. 40% by Christmas, 60% by Easter, 80% by the end of the course.