Taught course

Education - PGCE (Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT)

University of Suffolk · University of Suffolk

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree 2:2 or above, in a Secondary School subject; normally at least 50% should be in the subject the applicant wishes to teach
  • GCSE grade C (or grade 4), or equivalent, in English and mathematics
  • Professional skills tests pass in numeracy and literacy prior to starting the course
  • Significant current experience in a secondary school setting
  • Candidates for the Salaried route only (other than high priority subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Languages, Computing), will need to have in the region of three years’ full time experience of work when applying. This experience may be in any career and does not have to be in an educational setting. Part time work experience over a longer period may also count towards this requirement

Months of entry


Course content

The Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teaching Training programmes for Secondary teachers aim to bring together the very best of school centred and academic training to produce competent and confident Newly Qualified Teachers who consider and reflect upon the purposes of education, as well as having high levels of knowledge, understanding and skills in the learning and teaching of young people.

The Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT offers both Salaried and Tuition training routes. Both Secondary SCITT programmes are designed to facilitate maximum experiential learning. Trainees on the courses specialise in either Key Stages 3 and 4 or Key Stages 4 and 5. On successful completion of the course, all Tuition trainees will gain QTS and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and be qualified to teach across the secondary range. Salaried trainees all gain QTS and have the choice of gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Information for international students

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01473 338833