Secondary SCITT

We offer a secondary phase SCITT programme in a variety of subject areas.

Explore our programme
Which subjects do we offer?

Ripley ITT offers a number of subjects at secondary and 14-19 level.

Secondary subjects 14-19 subjects
English, Mathematics*, Physics* Biology*, Chemistry*, Geography*, History, Drama, Music, Languages*, Design and technology* Psychology, Business Studies
* Bursary available. See 'How will I finance my studies?' section below
What are the entry requirements?
  • GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and mathematics or an equivalent qualification.
  • An honours degree, ideally 2:2 or above and in a related subject. If your degree is not in a related subject you may be required to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.
  • All offers made will be subject to a full DBS check and Fitness to 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 in to complete the academic course with our external provider, you will also gain a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).
What is the course structure?
  • The course begins in September and runs for one academic year until 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.
How much does it cost and how will I finance my studies?
  • The cost of 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.
  • Additional funding is available for priority secondary subjects in the form of a tax-free bursary (conditions apply).
  • Applicants with a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s degree may be eligible for a bursary.
  • Scholarships are also available. These are usually awarded to students with a 1st, 2:1, Master’s degree or PhD. However, in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.
  • Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary.
  • For 2022-23, the priority subjects with bursaries available are:
Subject Bursary Scholarship
Physics* £24000 £26000
Mathematics* £24000 £26000
Computing £24000 £26000
Chemistry* £24000 £26000
Design Technology* £15000 -
Geography* £15000 -
Languages* £15000 -
Biology* £10000 -
*Denotes subjects offered at Ripley ITT
Anything else I need to know?
  • Trainees must be prepared to travel up to 25 miles to attend their placement schools.
How do I apply?
  • All applications are done through the DfE’s ‘Apply‘ website
Let us walk you through the application process