Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT

University of Suffolk

12 months
6870 GBP/year
6870 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT programme 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 young people. 


The Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT programme from University of Suffolk 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.

Secondary Specialisms

We offer all of the subjects listed underneath:

  • Art and Design; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Computer Science; Design and Technology; Drama; English; Geography; History; Languages (French, German, Spanish), Mathematics, Music, Physics, Physical Education; Sociology; Religious Education
  • Many subjects are available as specialisms in the age range of 11-16 or 14-19.
  • A two-year part-time course is available in many secondary subjects
  • A five-term part time course is also available starting in September of Year 1 and completing at Easter of Year 2. (Tuition route only)

Course Aims

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

  • Prepare trainee teachers to teach across the 11-18 age range in one of the 16 specialist subjects including relevant associated vocational elements
  • 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 engage in a reflective and practice-based programme of training and to demonstrate that they have met the Teachers’ Standards

Career opportunities

Opportunities on Completion of the Course

  • The vast majority of trainees gain their first teaching post in the Eastern Region after the successful completion of the SCITT year.


  • This course is accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for the award of QTS.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Subject specialism
  • Professional studies and research
  • Professional Practice consisting of: Classroom Practice including observation of, and working alongside, experienced teacher/s; Teaching Practice including taking a leading role in planning, organisation of and teaching a class
  • Subject studies
  • 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

  • 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. 
  • A UK first degree (or equivalent) - normally 2.2 honours or better (or  equiv. 360 CAT points)
  • 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.
  • In addition, all trainees are required to pass Professional Skills Tests before they are able to start training to teach. It is the responsibility of the trainee to register and submit themselves for these tests.

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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