Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT

University of Suffolk

12 months
6870 GBP/year
6870 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT program from University of Suffolk 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. 


The Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT program from University of Suffolk offers both Salaried and Tuition training routes. Both Primary SCITT programmes are designed to facilitate maximum experiential learning. Trainees on the courses specialise in either early years education 3-7 years or primary  education 5-11 years. 

In addition, both the Tuition and Salaried routes offer the opportunity to undertake an SEN specialism. 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 primary range.  Salaried trainees all gain QTS and have the choice of gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

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 three 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
  • Enable trainee teachers to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of teaching young children and of how this applies to the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Studies
  • Early Years Specialism or Primary Specialism
  • Professional Practice consisting of: Classroom Practice including observation of, and working alongside, an experienced teacher; Teaching Practice including taking a leading role in planning, organisation of and teaching a class
  • Core Subjects
  • Foundation Subjects, MFL and RE
  • Information and Communications Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are required to hold GCSE English, Maths and Science at Grade 4/C or above.
  • You do not need to obtain these qualifications before you apply but you do need to have gained the appropriate qualifications before you start the course. If you do not have a GCSE in English and Maths or Science  then we will accept the results of equivalency tests taken through Equivalency Testing.
  • If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, you can visit the National Academic Register Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are considered to be equivalent to UK GCSEs and degrees. Please note that the onus is on you to prove that your qualifications are equivalent and you must include a NARIC statement with your application verifying this.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6870 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6870 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ipswich

793 - 1504 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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