SCITT

School Centred Initial Teacher Training Route to QTS

"Trainees consistently view the quality of training very positively, particularly that provided centrally by the SCITT"
Ofsted, 2016

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is essentially an ‘on-the-job’ model of training. Instead of being based in a higher education institute (usually a university), trainees are based in a host school and benefit from a range of training experiences, delivered both centrally and within a range of schools. Our trainees meet regularly with their peers to train, network and support each other. By the end of our course, trainees will have acquired and developed pedagogical skills based on practical experiences with a range of local schools alongside our central training programme.

Our one year teacher training programme for outstanding candidates who aspire to make a difference to young people and their communities.

The YTCA SCITT is a partnership of schools in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance) which offers a school-centred initial teacher training programme. Bespoke, personalised and enhanced provision is available from a diverse range of schools and outstanding classroom practitioners who exemplify the best in education in the 21st Century.

This practice-based element works alongside high quality ‘core content’ which equips trainees key tools as a reflective teacher, engaging with educational theory and subject-specific knowledge and pedagogy to create the best possible learning and teaching opportunities for their students.

Upon successful completion of the teacher training course, trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have the opportunity to complete and be awarded the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Sheffield Hallam University.

Our programme is centred round experiential learning-based teaching practices in our partner schools. During the year, this will be punctuated and enhanced by learning through ‘Hub Days’ and PGCE work with Sheffield Hallam University.

To give you an idea of how all of these elements combine to provide an excellent Initial Teacher Training programme to support trainees in their progression to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and their work towards the PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), these are some of our highlights but please visit our dedicated SCITT programme pages to find out more:

  • High-quality training delivered by skilled and experienced practitioners;
  • Placements in at least 2 schools with enrichment experiences other specialised educational settings;
  • Excellent partner schools with a proven track record of developing outstanding trainees;
  • Personalised support throughout the training year from in-school mentors and the YTCA team;
  • Support for finding school employment;
  • Cost – £9150 (with tax-free bursaries up to £32,000 available in some subjects!)