Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) started in 1998 in partnership with the University of Worcester. We have grown from strength to strength, providing good quality local training for local people. At each stage of transition and growth we have maintained our high standards and excellent quality of provision as recognised by Ofsted.
The PGCE will prepare you for teaching in either Primary (5-11 years), Primary with Early Years Specialism (3-7 years) or Primary with SEN Specialism (5-11 years).
The course runs in line with the school terms in Somerset. It combines classroom experience with taught sessions. You will have 3 school experience placements during the training year, organised by SCIL.
There will be a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods including lectures, workshops, peer group activities, seminars, directed reading, independent research, directed study, presentations, tutorials, fieldwork and use of both formative and summative assessment which draw upon evidence, reflection, analysis and evaluations.Find out more
SCITT School Direct
The School Direct training programme is for graduates who want to train as part of the school team. You will undertake the Autumn and Summer term placement in a host school and during the Spring term be placed in a contrasting school and year group within the partner consortium.Find out more
Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship
Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering the option of a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.Find out more
Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
If you’re an experienced teacher with a degree, the Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is your chance to demonstrate that you already meet all the standards for QTS – without the need for further training.
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