I'm beginning to research my options as regards progressing towards teacher training (Maths, Secondary) and I'm confused over one particular set of initials, PG Cert, which is what most SCITT's I've looked at appear to offer. It appears that if I elect to study via University centred training to obtain QTS & assuming all goes well I should secure a PGCE, whereas most SCITT courses leading to QTS refer to a PG Cert instead. I've read comments that a PGCE is needed to teach out of the UK (something I'm not seriously considering) and therefore I wondered whether there are any other pros or cons or important differences between the PGCE or PGCert? I noticed a couple of comments regarding 'level 6' or 'level 7' study and as such it appears that a PG Cert is one notch lower in the rankings. It sounds, therefore, as if the training via the SCITT route has certain study elements removed, perhaps for cost or timing reasons, since they appear to suggest someone can study for the PGCE at a later stage, as if that's when we'd fill in the missing gaps, as such. Is that a fair assessment and if so do teachers who've secured QTS via SCITT's then elect to 'top up' their PG Cert to a PGCE, assuming that's even possible? Thanks all.