Training

Learn your profession alongside dedicated and inspirational teachers.

Primary QTS with PGCE + 60 masters credits

Our course brings together a wealth of expertise from all of our partner schools, complemented by experienced teacher educators. You will join a true learning community where the staff and students alike are interested in reflecting and researching the pedagogies of teaching and learning, whilst always striving for excellence.


Training Programme

Hamwic SCITT training programme will provide experience of teaching in the 5-11 age range, and enrichment activities in both the secondary phase and Early Years.

Expert class teacher mentors and SCITT Tutors (often senior leaders/Head teachers) will support trainee teachers to develop and refine their teaching skills. All trainee teachers will also undertake a second school placement which will give them the opportunity to extend their practice in a different setting, age range and context.

On successful completion of the programme, trainee teachers will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by Hamwic SCITT and awarded PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) by the University of Winchester.

Our one year programme is designed to enable trainee teachers to meet the Teachers’ Standards in addition to the academic award, PGCE.

During the year you will:

  • teach across two consecutive age ranges/phases
  • experience teaching in at least two contrasting schools
  • Attend specific training sessions 1 day a week focused on curriculum and national priorities

In addition you will take part in Enrichment opportunities where you will have the opportunity to spend time in a variety of settings in the alternative Key Stages to those in which you are training and Special Schools giving you a genuine breadth of experience.

Programme Structure

The programme is broken into 3 parts.

  • Term 1
  • You will be based in your preferred age range working alongside outstanding practitioners and mentors. During this time you will build up your teaching so that by the end of the term you are teaching 50% of the timetable.

    At this point you will be assessed against the grading criteria which links to the Teaching Standards.

  • Term 2
  • During this term you will be placed in a contrasting age range and school. You will consolidate what you have learnt in the first term and build on this against clear weekly expectations. By the end of this placement you will be teaching 60% of the timetable.

    During this term you will visit special schools, Key Stage 3 schools and spend time in Early Years Foundation Stage.

    At the end of this placement you will be assessed against the grading criteria which is linked to the Teaching Standards.

  • Term 3
  • At this stage of the programme you will return to your preferred age range and be placed back in your first placement school.

    You will build of both terms experience and quickly build up your teaching time to 80% of the timetable.

    Your final assessment will come at the end of this placement


Throughout the year there will be assignments set by The University of Winchester.