What is a SCITT?



School Centred Initial Teacher Training enables trainees to be immersed in the culture of a school environment from day one.


The award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS.

Working in partnership with the University of Worcester to award the PGCE with 60 Masters Credits.

Professional and relevant training across a partnership of schools.

Opportunity to work alongside outstanding teachers who can provide you with essential advice and support.

Historically 100% of trainees have gained employment in our regional schools.


Tremendous job satisfaction working with and inspiring young people.

Teachers make all other professions possible.

Opportunity to travel outside of school with young people.

Competitive salaries and pensions with the capacity to earn up to £40k as a classroom teacher, and potentially over £50k as a head of department.

Newly Qualified Teachers have one of the highest employment rates of all graduates and are very much in demand, especially those who have trained in a shortage subject. At the end of your SCITT Programme, we will advise you about suitable in-service courses for your continuing professional development as a teacher.


Minimum degree required: Lower Second

A degree, usually an Honours degree in a subject applicable to your teaching subject. For Maths and Physics the minimum degree entry requirement is third class degree.

Grade C at GCSE (or equivalent, or level 4) in English Language and Mathematics is essential for all applicants. The SCITT will organise alternative examinations for candidates without these qualifications to demonstrate the equivalence to GCSE standard.

Professional skills Tests
All teacher training applicants need to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must have passed them both before the start of the course. You can have unlimited attempts at passing the tests with the first three attempts  in each subject provided free of charge.   Further details can be found on the DfE website. http://sta.education.gov.uk/

Opportunities to arrange school experience can be found on the Get into Teaching website via  school experience to support your application