School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Overview

As a SCITT trainee you’ll spend the greatest proportion of your time in a school, teaching pupils and learning alongside expert practitioners.

You have to approach schools yourself in order to secure one which will act as your training base for the year, but this gives you the opportunity  to select from those schools familiar to you, close to where you live or where you already work.  You will also teach in a contrasting school, for a six-week placement, and undertake shorter placement visits to a range of schools and settings.

If you are a Secondary SCITT trainee, you will train across the 11-16 age range within the Secondary (11-19) phase.

If you are Primary SCITT trainee, you will train across either the 3-7 or 5-11 age range within the Primary (3-11) phase.

The fee for this course, leading to QTS, is £6,000.  UK and EU students are usually eligible for a student loan to cover the whole of this fee and may also be eligible for a maintenance loan.  If you are offered a place, apply for your student loan through the Student Loans Company, selecting Educate Teacher Training as your provider.  Depending on the phase and/or subject you wish to teach, and your degree classification, you will also be eligible for a Government training bursary or scholarship.  This will be paid to you, in instalments, after you begin your course.

All trainees can opt to add a PGCE, validated by Leeds Beckett University, for a further fee of £2,000.  This is not subject to a student loan.

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard)
  • A GCSE Science subject at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard) if you want to be a Primary school teacher
  • Subject knowledge in the subject you wish to teach if you want to be a Secondary school teacher
  • Successful completion of the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy.  Click here to learn more. 

If your qualifications are not of the required level, you can take our GCSE equivalence tests. Click here to learn more.

If you are selected for teacher training and your qualifications are pending, Educate Teacher Training will make you a conditional offer.  All conditions must be met before you can formally begin the programme.

Benefits

As well as the excellent career outlook, there are several benefits of training through the SCITT route.  You can:

  • Influence the choice of your school and location
  • Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for £6,000
  • Have the option to also gain a PGCE, alongside QTS
  • Be an outstanding trainee teacher through working and training alongside expert practitioners
  • Become a confident teacher, accustomed to the challenges of the classroom by the time you qualify

Applying

We currently have Primary and Secondary places available for a September 2019 start. Apply through UCAS, selecting Educate Teacher Training as your provider.

Our Subjects

This year we are pleased to offer:

    • Primary
    • Art & Design
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Dance
    • Design & Technology
    • Drama
    • English
    • Geography
    • History
    • Maths
    • Modern Languages
    • Music
    • PE
    • Physics
    • RE

The endorsement of you from a base training school will be a condition of your offer.  In order to confirm your base training school as a member of our partnership, please contact us on 01476 512793 or e-mail itt@educate-group.co.uk requesting a Partnership Pack.  We will be happy to answer queries from potential schools if they have not worked with us before.

School Direct (Salaried)

Overview

The School Direct (Salaried) route is aimed at career changers. You will be employed by a school and receive the salary of an unqualified teacher while you train for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  You will also teach in a contrasting school, for a six-week placement, and undertake shorter placement visits to a range of schools and settings.

If you are a Secondary trainee, you will train across the 11-16 age range within the Secondary (11-19) phase.

If you are Primary trainee, you will train across either the 3-7 or 5-11 age range within the Primary (3-11) phase.

All trainees can opt to add a PGCE, validated by Leeds Beckett University, for a further fee of £2,000.  This is not subject to a student loan or other funding.

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard)
  • A GCSE Science subject at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard) if you want to be a Primary school teacher
  • Subject knowledge in the subject you wish to teach if you want to be a Secondary school teacher
  • Successful completion of the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy.  Click here to learn more. 

If your qualifications are not of the required level, you can take our GCSE equivalence tests. Click here to learn more.

If you are selected for teacher training and your qualifications are pending, Educate Teacher Training will make you a conditional offer.  All conditions must be met before you can formally begin the programme.

Benefits

As well as an excellent career outlook, you’ll benefit from the following:

  • Be paid as an unqualified teacher while you train
  • Become an outstanding teacher working alongside expert practitioners
  • Be a confident teacher accustomed to the challenges of the classroom by the time you qualify
  • Have the option to gain a PGCE alongside QTS

Applying

Educate Teacher Training is the accredited ITT provider for School Direct partnerships across the country.  The Lead Schools offering salaried places for a September 2019 start are shown below.  Please note that you may be employed directly by the Lead School or by one of the partnership schools within the School Direct consortium.

  • Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School, Leeds (Leeds/Bradford Consortium). Primary places only.

Contact us on 01476 512793 for more information or email itt@educate-group.co.uk.

Apply for a School Direct (salaried) place through UCAS, selecting Pudsey Primrose Hill as your Lead School.

School Direct (Fee Paying)

Overview

For the School Direct (fee paying) route you apply to a Lead School and train within a partnership of associated schools.  You will also teach in a contrasting school, for a six-week placement, and undertake shorter placement visits to a range of schools and settings.

If you are a Secondary trainee, you will train across the 11-16 age range within the Secondary (11-19) phase.

If you are Primary trainee, you will train across either the 3-7 or 5-11 age range within the Primary (3-11) phase.

The fee for this course, leading to QTS, is £6,000.  UK and EU students are usually eligible for a student loan to cover the whole of this fee and may also be eligible for a maintenance loan.  If you are offered a place, apply for your student loan through the Student Loans Company, selecting Educate Teacher Training as your provider.  Depending on the phase and/or subject you wish to teach, and your degree classification, you will also be eligible for a Government training bursary or scholarship.  This will be paid to you, in instalments, after you begin your course.

All trainees can opt to add a PGCE, validated by Leeds Beckett University, for a further fee of £2,000.  This is not subject to a student loan.

Entry Requirements

  • A undergraduate degree
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard)
  • A GCSE Science subject at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent standard) if you want to be a Primary school teacher
  • Subject knowledge in the subject you wish to teach if you want to be a Secondary school teacher
  • Successful completion of the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy.  Click here to learn more. 

If your qualifications are not of the required level, you can take our GCSE equivalence tests. Click here to learn more.

If you are selected for teacher training and your qualifications are pending, Educate Teacher Training will make you a conditional offer.  All conditions must be met before you can formally begin the programme.

Applying

Educate Teacher Training is the accredited ITT provider for School Direct partnerships across the country.  The Lead Schools for a September 2019 start are shown below.  Please be aware that you may train in a Lead School itself or in one of the associated consortium schools.

  • Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School, Leeds (Leeds/Bradford consortium). Primary places only.
  • Dyke House Sports and Technology College, Hartlepool (within the Northern Education Trust). Primary and Secondary places.

Apply for a School Direct (fee paying) place through UCAS, selecting your choice of Lead School.

Benefits

As well as an excellent career outlook, you’ll benefit from the following:

  • Become an outstanding teacher working alongside expert practitioners
  • Be a confident teacher accustomed to the challenges of the classroom by the time you qualify
  • Gain QTS for £6,000, which can be covered by a student loan
  • Have the option to gain a PGCE validated by Leeds Beckett University for an additional £2,000 (not eligible for a student loan)

 

Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Are you currently employed as an unqualified teacher? Are you already observed teaching in your school and meeting the Teachers’ Standards? Are you looking to gain QTS and progress your career? The Assessment Only Route is for people with considerable experience teaching in schools or educational settings, but without QTS.

How it Works

Achieving QTS by the Assessment Only Route takes no longer than one term (three calendar months). Candidates present a portfolio of evidence, drawn from their past and current teaching, which is assessed against the Teachers’ Standards.

Candidates are observed teaching to ensure that the breadth and depth of their prior experience is apparent in their current impact on pupil progress.

The assessment costs £2,675, plus VAT.  A non-refundable deposit of £200, plus VAT is required on attendance at interview.  There is no funding available for this route and so Candidates or their supporting school must meet the fee.

Requirements

  • Extensive, recent, relevant and successful teaching experience in at least two schools and within the age phase of either 3-11 (primary), 7-14 (middle) or 11-19 (secondary)
  • A minimum of two years’ teaching experience
  • An undergraduate degree
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above
  • GCSE Science (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above for Primary Candidate
  • If your qualifications are not of the required level, you can take our GCSE equivalence tests. Click here to learn more.
  • The professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy.  Please click here for more information.
  • An enhanced DBS check for the child workforce, with a check of the children’s barred list

Benefits

The Assessment Only Route is invaluable for progressing your teaching career. Numerous benefits include:

  • formal qualification as a teacher within a short space of time
  • assessment rather than further training
  • a chance to move up the pay scale
  • employment, as an NQT, in maintained schools

(Please note that you will be required to complete an NQT induction year after your QTS has been awarded)

Applying

Apply directly to Educate Teacher Training by downloading, completing and returning:

If selected, you will be invited to a formal interview and should be prepared to provide initial documentary evidence to show how you have met and are meeting the Teachers’ Standards through the impact you have had on pupil progress and learning, in two schools and across the full ability range of the age phase in which you have chosen to be assessed.

Please be aware that:

  • you should have taught within either the 3-11 (primary), 7-14 (middle) or 11-19 (secondary) age phase in order to be assessed in that phase;
  • typically, primary assessment will take place across the 3-7, 5-11 or 7-11 age ranges, middle assessment will take place across the 7-14 age range and secondary will take place across the 11-16 age range;
  • your prior teaching experience (i.e. not working in a support role) should total at least two years;
  • if you teach in a Special School, your second experience should have been in a mainstream school;
  • if you teach in an Independent School, your second school experience should ideally have been in a mainstream school;
  • references will be required from the Headteachers of both schools you have taught in, stating the age range of the pupils taught and the length of time spent teaching there, as well as the quality and impact of the teaching observed.

Find out more by reading our Assessment Only Handbook of Guidance.

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