Which age ranges do your courses cover?
We offer two options within our primary course. These are:
- 3-7 years
- 5-11 years
What are the entry requirements?
- GCSE grade 4/C or above in English, mathematics and science or an equivalent qualification.
- An honours degree, ideally 2:2 or above.
- All offers made will be subject to a full DBS check and Fitness for Work assessment.
What qualification will I gain?
- You will gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – this is the qualification required to teach in England.
- If you opt to complete the academic course with our external provider, you will also gain a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).
Can I do the course part-time?
- Yes, our primary SCITT course is available on either a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 year) basis. See below for how this works.
What is the course structure?
Full-time (1 year)
- The course begins in September and runs for one academic year until the following July.
- You will complete two placements during the year totalling at least 120 days (placement A takes place September-December, placement B takes place January-June).
- You will train four days per week Monday-Thursday in two of our partner schools during these two placements.
- You will receive centre-based training every Friday during your training year.
- Before each placement you will attend a two-week centre-based intensive training block.
Part-time (2 years)
- The course begins in September and runs for two academic years until July two years after course commencement.
- You will complete two placements overt the two years totalling at least 120 days. Placement A will be during Year 1, placement B will be during the second year.
- You will train in two of our partner schools two days per week during Year 1 and two days per week during Year 2.
- You will receive centre-based training every Friday during Year 1 and as an optional refresher/top-up during Year 2.
- In September and January in Year 1 you will attend a two-week centre-based intensive training block.
How much does it cost and how will I finance my training?
- The cost of the training is £9250 including the PGCE, or £7500 if you choose to do QTS alone.
- You will normally be able to apply to student finance for a loan to cover these fees.
- You may also be eligible for an additional loan to support your living expenses.
Anything else I need to know?
- Trainees must be prepared to travel up to 25 miles to attend their placement schools. Where we can we will take location of home address into account when assigning placements.
How do I apply?
All applications are done through the DfE’s ‘Apply‘ website.
We offer a primary phase SCITT programme in both a full- and part-time option.