Taught course

PGCE (Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT)

University of Suffolk · University of Suffolk

Entry requirements

Entry requirements as laid down by the Teacher Development Agency are: A UK degree or equivalent GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade C or above Significant current experience in the primary school classroom Subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously the Criminal Records Bureau check).

Months of entry


Course content

The Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teaching Training programmes for both Primary and 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 children.

We offer the facilities to undertake the following three programmes in which the training is based mainly in schools:

Primary SCITT (School Centred Initial teacher Training)
Secondary SCITT (School Centred Initial teacher Training)
Employment-Based School Direct (Salaried)

The course specialises in early years education 3-7 years and primary 5-11 years. On successful completion of the course, all trainees will gain QTS and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and be qualified to teach across the primary range.

Course Aims
The Primary SCITT Programme draws upon partnership arrangements between schools and education providers in Suffolk and Norfolk, to provide a programme of training that is designed to:

  • Prepare trainee teachers to teach across the 3-11 age range in one of two specialist areas.
  • Enable trainee teachers to engage in a reflective and practice based programme of training and to demonstrate that they have met the Standards for award of Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Enable trainee teachers to develop a thorough grounding in the academic skills and knowledge that support the role and professional practice of teachers and to demonstrate that they have met the standards of the PGCE award.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1473 338833