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The School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is suitable for people who are new to or have limited experience of teaching. 

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  • Visit Find Postgraduate Teacher Training
  • Search “By school, university or other training provider” – our provider code is T29
  • Choose your phase and subject
  • Choose the appropriate course, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Apply for this course

Benefits of our programme

  • a mixture of experiential and academic learning
  • high-quality training delivered by skilled and experienced practitioners still in the classroom
  • a comprehensive and engaging ITT curriculum designed to support your development to become a great teacher who impacts on the lives and outcomes of young people
  • excellent partner schools with a proven track record of developing outstanding trainees
  • placements in at least two schools/colleges with the opportunity to experience other specialised educational settings
  • specialist Post-16 placements for trainees on the 11-18 programme
  • bespoke curriculum and subject knowledge development training from our expert Subject Champions
  • excellent pastoral care, well-being training and support
  • one-to-one personalised support from in-school mentors and the YTCA SCITT team
  • inclusion of a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) led by Sheffield Hallam University (four taught sessions, two modules, two practice-based assignments)
  • completion of a two-day training course leading to become a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • our first-rate employability strand in our programme gives exceptional support with finding school employment


The course fee for UK students is £9250 for all our courses. 

For non-tuition fee loan candidates, this is payable in three instalments: £3150 in term 1 and £3050 in each of terms 2 and 3.

Candidates may be eligible for a tax-free bursary in some subjects if they have 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s:

  • £24,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £15,000 in design and technology, geography and languages
  • £10,000 in biology

Scholarships for chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics are also available to some candidates.

Applicants may also wish to explore options with Student Finance England for a Tuition and/or Maintenance Loan. Even if you already took out a student loan for your first degree or qualify for a teaching bursary or scholarship, you can still apply for these loans.

There may also be extra allowances if you have low income, are disabled or have children.  More guidance can be found here: Student Finance 

Success Criteria

We usually see candidates demonstrate the following in successful applications and interviews:

  • A genuine desire to support young people and help them develop and succeed
  • Evidence of a commitment to and an understanding of a career in teaching
  • A proactive and reflective approach to their own development
  • The ability to relate to and engage with young people
  • A passion for their subject
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to research and engage with current educational themes
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to explain concepts clearly
  • Initiative, innovation and resilience.