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School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Similar to the School Direct model, this programme focuses your training in school, as its name suggests.

You will train at a group of neighbouring schools, with a lead-school taking overall responsibility for your development. This route allows you to gain experience in more than one school environment.

The course usually lasts for one year and is full-time.

You will gain Qualified Teacher Status at the end of your SCITT. Some will also award you a PGCE.

UK and EU resident students are eligible for a training bursary. The bursary amount is determined on your degree classification. If you have a first class or 2.1 degree you will receive £20,000, a 2.2 £15,000 and £9000 if you have a relevant degree and a good A-level in physics (grade B or above).

These bursaries are tax-free and paid in instalments during your course. For full details refer to the National College for Teaching and Leadership's bursary information.

Please note though that, in addition to this, you will be charged tuition fees by your SCITT provider. The exact cost varies between providers.

UCAS Teacher Training is the new centralised application portal for all SCITT courses. Applications are submitted online. You are required to submit a personal statement and details of your academic and work experience.  

Take a look at our making an application pages for further details.

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