You must have:
- A UK degree or equivalent qualification giving graduate status
- GCSE English Language and Mathematics (A* – C grades) (an equivalence test in Mathematics and/or English is available via www.equivalencytesting.com).
You must have:
You should expect to hear back from us within two weeks of submitting your application to UCAS. If your application is successful, we will invite you to an interview. For further details, please see the Interview Process on each individual course page.
In order to study with us you need to have Right to Remain status. We do not have a CAS number so are unable to accept overseas applicants.
The Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) skills tests cover the core skills in numeracy and literacy needed to fulfil your wider professional role in a school.
Passing the skills tests in numeracy and literacy is now one of the entry criteria for teacher training courses. Applicants are only permitted two re-sits of the tests. For further information please visit our Skills Test page.
For our SCITT and School Direct programmes, we will place you in, at least, two schools during your training period.
For our Assessment Only route, you must be employed already by a school. For further information on this route, please visit our Assessment Only page.
As we are a small provider with a limited number of places we would encourage applicants to apply as early in the academic year as they are able to. Please bear in mind that some of our courses are very competitive, therefore the earlier you can apply, the better chance you will have of securing a place.
If you want to teach at secondary level your degree needs to be at least 50% relevant to the subject you want to teach. Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses help you gain the depth of knowledge you’ll need to teach your chosen subject. Find out more here.
It is always best to secure school experience before application as you will be expected to draw on this experience at interview, it will also strengthen your application. We would recommend a minimum of 10 days experience within the age phase/subject you would like to teach.
This will depend on the course you are applying for. Please visit our course pages for further details.
All applications must be made via UCAS Teacher Training. Please visit our programme pages on how to apply for further information.
UK trainees may be eligible to receive a training bursary from the NCTL. Please see our bursary grid here.
Trainees can apply to Student Finance England for means-tested and non-means-tested grants up to £3,387 and maintenance loans of up to £5,740. Please visit Student Finance for further information. Further means-tested financial assistance may be available from Titan.
Unless you have chosen a salaried route, tuition fees for the course are £9,000.
The SCITT Programme will place you in at least two schools during your training period.
School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) enables graduates to enter the teaching profession through a school-based route that offers both the conventional PGCE (Post Graduate or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education) and extensive classroom experience, all in the one year.
Please visit our Assessment Only page for eligibility and other information.
A high percentage of our trainees secure a NQT position at the end of their training year. Many are employed by our partnership schools.
All of our courses lead to qualified teacher status and a PGCE accredited by Birmingham City University. In addition to this award trainees will have the opportunity to study for credits towards Masters level qualification whilst training or in the years following their training.
All trainees are assigned a SBT (School Based Trainer) and a PT (Professional Tutor). Trainees have weekly one-to-one tutorials with the SBT and regular meetings/taught sessions with their Professional Trainer to review progress against the Teachers’ Standards;
A central programme of BEI (Broader Educational Studies) sessions is held on Friday mornings at St George’s Community Hub across the year.
Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy taught sessions cover the National Curriculum and take place in our partnership schools.
The Primary SCITT programme is 38 weeks. 36 weeks are spent in school.
The Secondary SCITT programme is 36 weeks. 35 weeks are spent in school
The School Direct routes are 39 weeks – this represents a full school year.
Please visit our Partner Schools page to see which schools we work with.
SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is a 38 week (36 for our Secondary programme) school based full-time post-graduate teacher training programme. A group of schools take the lead in designing the training programme. Trainees will be placed in two training schools with a gradual introduction to teaching leading to an assessed practice period.
School Direct puts schools at the heart of the process. With School Direct, schools can request training places directly, select the accredited provider with whom they want to work and agree the content and focus of the training programme. Trainees are based in one training school for the majority of the training year and carry out a short second school placement.
Both SCITT and School Direct lead to qualified teacher status and a PGCE
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