How will you be assessed?

Successful completion of the course will result in Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  To do this, trainees are required to build up evidence to meet the Teaching Standards.  Once QTS has been achieved, you are then ready to complete the Early Career Teacher (ECT) 2 years.

Aims and Values.

Basingstoke Alliance SCITT (BASCITT) is committed to providing a structured course that is designed to give trainee teachers the necessary learning opportunities and support to enable them meet the Teaching Standards and be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

We are committed to ensuring that trainee teachers are assessed fairly against clear and transparent criteria in all aspects of the training.  We have a responsibility to provide honest and constructive feedback in our role as a training provider.  We are committed to ensuring that trainees receive their entitlement to the Initial Teacher Training Core Content framework (ITT CCF).

You will work with your mentor using instructional coaching.  This means your mentor is always in the room with you to provide ‘in the moment’ formative feedback to keep your lessons on a positive trajectory.  They will conduct short, focused observations based around a pre-agreed goal.  Formative feedback on the goal is captured and reflected upon before identifying your next goals.  Over the course of the year, this ongoing formative assessment will ensure you meet the final summative assessment against the Teaching Standards.

To compliment this ongoing formative assessment, you will have three Professional Learning Conversations (PLCs):

Professional Learning Conversations (PLCs)

At the end of each term, you will have a PLC based around the five main areas of teaching:  Behaviour Management; Curriculum; Pedagogy; Assessment and Professional Behaviours.  These are an opportunity to reflect on all you have learned and determine your next goals and are really positive experiences. 


i2i Training Partnership are proud to be partnered by Bath Spa University so that we can offer you the award of PGCE (Masters level) as well as QTS on completion of your training. As well as the increased confidence the academic training of a PGCE gives you, it is an internationally recognised qualification – so if you ever wish to teach in Scotland, Northern Ireland or other countries you will need your PGCE qualification.

Both the QTS and PGCE are interlinked to ensure they fully compliment each other, supporting your development and progress to become a highly skilled practitioner. The PGCE breaks down into realistic assignments, carefully placed over the year, to allow for practical research in your own classroom and reflecting on your own practice, and carries 60 Master’s level credit. The support provided by Bath Spa University will be excellent throughout the year.