Training Routes

Training routes available with the MSC

To be able to work in a maintained school in the UK as a qualified teacher a teacher must have gained QTS (or the equivalent). There are a number of routes available to Qualified Teacher Status(QTS) offered at MSC:


Training covers the 11 to 18 age range across a range of secondary subjects. Subjects offered this year are English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Music, Physical Education, Drama, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Computer Science, DT, Business Studies and Geography.

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School Direct Fee Paying  
School Direct Salaried  **
SCITT core  
School-funded  **
Assessment Only 

** Please be aware that salaried trainees will need to pay extra if they wish to undertake the PGCE. PGCE is included in the course fees for Fee-paying trainees. 


The MSC work with Bath Spa University,

for trainees to achieve a PGCE.

The MSC work with  Bath Spa University, for trainees to achieve PGCE.

In addition to QTS teachers training with the MSC are eligible to study for a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with M level credits. MSC works in collaboration with Bath Spa University who accredit the PGCE element of the courses. As part of your teaching course you will be required to write assignments which will contribute to your understanding of current educational issues. Trainees can opt to have these assessed at Master’s level. In this case successful trainees will be awarded a PGCE in addition to QTS; there are up to 60 M level credits awarded for the PGCE which can be used towards the qualification of Master in Education at a later stage in the teacher’s career.

All assignments are supported by a PGCE tutor would will meet with trainees and provide advice on research and writing. 

 Places and Providers

The MSC is an initial teacher training provider in the centre of Somerset, we work with a number of schools and groups of schools (alliances) to offer training places in a wide range of schools across the county.

MSC Places are available with:

For all of the above places the MSC is the training provider. Every trainee will visit the MSC on Tuesdays for professional training.

Candidates should take into account the following things when choosing which provider to apply for on UCAS:

This year places are unlimited in most subjects. Shortage subjects are likely to recruit until the end of July. However, some subjects may close earlier, such as PE, History and Drama. This is because application rate will be higher and the requirement for these subjects is nationally reduced. We recommend early application for all subjects.

Benefits for applying early

  • More school availability, this may mean the school is closer to home for you.
  • Time to complete a SKE if required.
  • Adequate time for pre-course prep and induction.