Wandsworth Primary Schools' Consortium


Thinking about training to teach?

Deciding on the best route into teaching can seem complex and requires careful research and consideration.  Talking to a DfE advisor and signing up to the  Get Into Teaching emails is a good first step.  It is also important to speak to teacher training providers to establish whether you would be a good 'fit' for their training package.  

On our PGCE, we work with trainees straight out of university, career changers with significant industry expertise and transferrable skills as well as those returning to training after a career gap. Each requires something unique from us to ensure their PGCE year is a success - talk to us to find out how we can provide the best start to your new career.

On our Assessment Only (AO) route, we work with practicing teachers who are unqualified in the UK but have trained to teacher overseas, or who have accrued teaching experience as unqualified teachers in UK schools. 

Join us at a recruitment event to get all your questions answered about each of these routes. 

PGCE Recruitment  Events

Recruitment  events are informal opportunities hosted online or at our Battersea training base. Join us to meet the Course Director, find out about our partnership schools and what it is like to train to teach in Wandsworth. 


What else happens at a recruitment event?

You will: 

  • take part in an an application 'workshop' and get help to draft your supporting statement for your DfE Apply application
  • discuss typical interview questions and tasks and get preparation tips
  • get support to arrange experience in school prior to application


When does the recruitment cycle begin? The 2024-25 recruitment cycle opens in October 2023.


When does the recruitment cycle close? Recruitment activities will continue until spaces on the September 2024 PGCE are full. Typically, this is in late spring. 


When are the next PGCE recruitment events for the 2024-25 recruitment cycle?



Thursday 14th March, 5.00-6.00pm, online event

Thursday 18th April, 4.30-5.30pm, on site at our training base

Wednesday 20th March, 1.00pm - 2.00pm, online event

Click here to book a place 



Regional Recruitment Event


Saturday 2 March 2024 at The Congress Centre, London between 10am – 2.30pm.

Come and see us at the Get Into Teaching: London event hosted by the Department for Education.  We will be on hand to answer your questions about our training opportunities.

These free events are a great opportunity to:

  • Get expert advice on funding and your application
  • Talk to teachers and course providers
  • Connect with people like you considering a career in teaching

👉 Book now: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/events/about-get-into-teaching-events


One-to-One Consultations for PGCE and AO routes

Finding the right route to QTS is extremely important and each ITT provider offers something quite unique.  Speak to the course director to find out more about our  School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)  and the PGCE and Assessment Only routes to QTS. 

Click here to email Sam Steward