Primary School Teacher Training Course

Interested in training to become a Primary Teacher? (age range 5-11) - Gain a PGCE and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

In School Training

Our Primary trainees are based in their first school placement undertaking classroom practice school for 5 days a week.  (Monday-Friday). Trainees have a long placement in the Autumn and Summer term, typically with the same class and school-based mentor, throughout these placements. During the Spring term, trainees experience a shorter school placement; this will typically be a contrasting placement in terms of school size or demographic.  During this time our trainees will teach children in a different Key Stage. All our trainees are placed within our fantastic partner schools both in and out of the Severn Academies Educational Trust. 

Centre Based Training

In placement training is complemented, and a greater depth and focus is gained, during core curriculum training sessions.  Core curriculum training takes place largely at our dedicated training centre in Stourport on Severn, however some sessions may include visits to other settings depending on session content.

Upon successful completion of teacher training, Stourport SCITT are pleased to recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the Department for Education.



We encourage and promote the importance of working towards and gaining a PGCE.  We are proud of our connections with Birmingham City University in this regard.  Over the course of the training programme you will undertake three assignments worth 20 masters level credits each; upon successful completion of the course you will gain 60 PGCE masters level credits. Whilst the university is responsible for delivering and accrediting the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), we work closely with the university to ensure trainees are being provided with the best possible experience, so that the theory gained can be transferred into their own classroom practice. As a member of the University, the trainee will also be entitled to access their resources, such as the library, trainee services and student benefits! The university fully supports trainees by providing input on academic research and writing to help with completing an assignment at the end of each module. All of the PGCE sessions are provided in Stourport on Severn and from the comfort of your own home (you will not need to travel to Birmingham).

About the course

Structure of the course

By the effective combination of learning, practice and reflection, it is our aim that, by the end of the course, trainees become proficient and reflective classroom practitioners. They will have the confidence to start their teaching careers with a firm foundation for future development.

Trainees are actively encouraged to undertake personal study. Skills addressed include self-evaluations, working within a group and autonomy. Trainees write a Reflective Journal and maintain a Record of Professional Development. Trainees develop their own knowledge through reading and research for assignments.