Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance

School Direct / Secondary

The Mid Somerset Consortium will be hosting open evenings monthly throughout the 2018/19 academic year in anticipation for the training year beginning September 2019. If you are looking to apply to Train to Teach, you can register your place and come along to meet the MSC team and learn more about the course, subjects, schools and more. There will be a presentation delivered by the MSC Partnership Managers at 6pm, followed by the opportunity to ask questions and discuss options with MSC personnel and previous and current trainees.

Go to the Mid Somerset Consortium Events page to register your place at an Open Evening: CLICK HERE

Places currently available:

Chemistry – 2 places
English – 2 places
Geography – 1 place
Mathematics – 3 places
Physics – 2 places

Places are offered in partnership with the Mid Somerset Consortium (based at Crispin School, Street) leading to QTS and PGCE accredited by The University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. Partner secondary schools include Heathfield Community School, Bishop Fox’s, Kingsmead School, Court Fields School, The Taunton Academy and Stanchester Academy. We also have strong links with Selworthy School, The Cedar Centre at Heathfield, The Taunton Partnership College and Richard Huish Sixth Form College – providing a real breadth of teaching contexts. You can use the codes above to search for the course you want on the UCAS website.​
Click here to go direct to search for training programmes.

For each placement, evidence of some time spent observing or helping out in an English state secondary school (at least 10 days within the last 2 years) is desirable.

For further information go to the Mid Somerset Consortium website – How To Apply: http://www.mscitt.co.uk/Applying/

If you need more information, or for an informal chat, please contact the MSC:
Email: office@mscitt.org.uk
Telephone: 01458 449418.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE in English and Mathematics (or overseas equivalent) at grade C or above
  • A first degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution (or overseas equivalent), this must be at least a 2:2 classification, except in priority subjects where a 3rd class degree maybe accepted. At least 50% of its content should be directly related to your chosen teaching subject.
  • Successful completion of the teachers’ skills tests

Please note that if your qualifications in English and or mathematics are anything other than GCSE, you should contact the MSC for advice. Many level 2 qualifications cannot be considered as equivalent as they do not cover the breadth of syllabus required.

What it costs

Mid Somerset Consortium – SCITT fee paying
For more information visit: http://www.mscitt.co.uk/Routes/SCITT-fee-paying/

Available bursaries and funding

Your eligibility for financial support, and the amount you can expect to receive, will depend on the subject in which you train and your degree classification, or highest relevant academic qualification. For more information visit: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview

How to apply

Applications must be made via UCAS. The link below will take you directly to their website.

Key dates

You can find a summary of the key dates and details of when to apply here.

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(This link will take you to the UCAS webportal for PGCE applicants).