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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Inspiration Teacher Training Secondary SCITT) *

Institution code: 
Inspiration Teacher Training

One year full-time.

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.

* Subject to validation


This course is designed for those intending to be secondary school teachers, resulting in the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE. The course takes one academic year, with placements in two partnership schools under the supervision of a subject-specific mentor. 

You will complete modules in Subject Studies, Education Studies and Professional Placements. Placements are available in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. The subjects on offer are Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics, History, Religious Education and Modern Foreign Languages. You will train across the 11-16 age range, with post-16 enhancement for teaching A-Level courses. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Further information about the University's relationship with the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and Ofsted is available in the PSRB register

Secondary Professional Placement (Mandatory)
Education Studies (Teacher Training) (Mandatory)
Subject/Research (Mandatory)

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

● a degree at 2:1 or above - a lower degree classification might be accepted if there is evidence of academic ability for the demands of the course;
● GCSE Grade C (Grade 4) or above, or equivalent, in English and Mathematics;
● successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.

Also see How to Apply.

Non-Academic Requirements

● satisfactory safeguarding and health checks

International Requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.