What is the difference between a SCITT and a PGCE?
School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a type of teacher training programme with a strong focus on the classroom practice element of the training. A PGCE is an academic qualification (postgraduate or Professional Certificate of Education).
We offer both postgraduate and Professional graduate academic qualifications on our secondary training programmes.
Do I need a PGCE to teach?
No. Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is the qualification required to teach in England and Wales.
How do I make an application?
All applications are made through the UCAS Teacher Training Website. Recruitment begins in October and continues until places are filled. If you have queries about making an application please get in touch with us to see if we can help you.
How do I get school experience?
It is very important to gain school experience prior to interview so that you can get a picture of how young people are learning in the 21st Century classroom. Talking with teachers, observing and participating in lessons and speaking with pupils will also help you to reflect on the type of teacher you’d like to be. We recommend approaching comprehensive schools that will provide a different experience to your own schooling where possible.
The Teaching Information Line can support you in finding school experience placements or contact us and we’ll help to put you in touch with local schools.
Teaching Information line: 0800 389 2500