School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a great way to have your training supported by experienced teachers. These training routes still include training, tutorials and seminars that cover the same material as university or college courses.

All courses lead to QTS recommendation. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please remember that popular courses will fill up quickly.


Apply through UCAS Teacher Training: using one of the following provider course codes.

Tuition Fee training places: Provider code E37, course code 2BKL

School Direct Salaried training places in the St Leonards/Hastings and nearby area: Provider code 1CA, course code 2SZY

School Direct Salaried training places across East Sussex and surrounding areas: Provider code 24B, course code 2KXN

If you are applying for a salaried training place you will need to indicate in your personal statement that a school/academy can provisionally offer a school training placement.
We have limited places available, so make sure you apply as soon as you are ready.

How it works
  • The SCITT is led by experienced, practising teachers, and are tailored towards local training needs.
  • You will be based in one placement school from the consortium, while also completing second placement teaching practices at others in the group.
  • The programme lasts one year, commencing in September. During the year you will train alongside experienced teaching staff, building up your teaching practice across the primary age range; 5 – 11.
  • You will train each week on a range of professional studies sessions and subject specific training sessions. A consecutive Key Stage experience and second school placement is ar-ranged by the provider.

Based in one of our academies in Hastings and St Leonards you’ll benefit from a tailored training programme, with personalised support from highly experienced teachers and tutors.

Here you will critically evaluate effective teaching practices through small interactive seminar groups to allow for your individual questions to be addressed much more.

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