Overview of The Full-Time Programme

This is a one year, full-time training programme running from the beginning of September to the third week of July.

What is the Structure of the Programme?

  • Induction Day – All trainees will spend the day with the SCITT Programme Lead and make sure that they are fully prepared for the start of the course in September.
  • Beginning of Training – The first two weeks of the programme are front loaded with training that will prepare you for your time in school, such as child protection and behaviour management. Trainees spend eight days at central training and two days in school. This then changes to four days in school and one day in central training for the remainder of the year. Central training days are usually on a Friday although some days vary throughout the year.
  • Placements – Trainees have one main placement school starting in September with a contrasting placement in a different school and key stage in the spring term.
  • Structured Mentoring – Trainees have support from a school-based tutor, a link tutor and an academic tutor to develop classroom skills and to support the application of skills, knowledge and understanding as they progress through the programme.
  • Training – Central training is delivered by experienced teachers, specialist leaders of education and national leaders of education. The training given is designed to improve subject knowledge and pedagogy. This training is then put into practice in the classroom.
The programme meets the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards for the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status.

I enjoyed the course and felt that the balance between core training and school based sessions really helped prepare me for my NQT year. The tutors and mentors were all very supportive.

Rebecca