Train to be a secondary school teacher with the prestigious Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme


Cornwall SCITT is delighted to announce that we have been recognised as an outstanding provider of secondary teacher training, achieving the highest grades in all aspects of our recent inspection.

Inspectors commended the “extremely effective high quality training” and “rich training experiences” which has helped to produce “excellent trainees and newly qualified teachers who demonstrate a commitment to the profession and teach stimulating and innovative lessons.” The inspection follows an earlier external report in the summer which praised the “excellent course which provides outstanding value for money.”

Final report Cornwall Secondary SCITT

There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is a rewarding profession, offering fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits.

We are delighted that you are interested in training with us for a career in teaching. If you have an enthusiasm for your subject, know that you enjoy working with young people and feel passionate about helping them to reach their potential, then there really is no greater profession. And where better to train than in Cornwall? It is a beautiful area in which to live, work and play, with some of the best secondary schools and colleges in the country.  We can offer you the opportunity to learn your craft alongside dedicated and inspirational teachers, with support from our highly experienced training team.

We hope you will find our secondary teacher training course to be exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding and that it will provide you with the foundations for further progression and lifelong learning opportunities in a career which offers professional and personal fulfilment.

We would love to hear from you if you are thinking of applying, either to offer advice on getting ready to make an application or on the selection process itself.

UCAS Teacher Training is now open for applications!

Please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to train to teach English, Geography or Biology as places are filling fast. We are unable to accept further applications for our History or PE courses starting in September 2016. 

Once you are ready to start your application, visit the UCAS Teacher Training website to get started.  There is lots of useful information and advice on the site but if you are unsure of anything while completing the form please do get in touch and I will offer as much help as possible.

UCAS Teacher Training

Find out about 16/17 training bursaries

The following pages will give you more information about our course, the requirements, selection procedures, financial details and student support available, but you are also welcome to phone, email or visit us!