School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

 

What is School Direct Training (SCITT)?

School Direct Salaried

The main attraction of this route is that candidates are paid an unqualified trainee teacher salary that is partly funded by the NCTL. For trainees on this route there are no course or tuition fees to pay as the school you are employed at will cover these. Trainees on the salaried route often have up to 3 years school experience prior to application.

For a Salaried route the recommended classroom contact ratio starts at 40% as opposed to 20% on the unsalaried route however, you’ll receive lots of intensive support and training from experienced teachers and mentors right from the start, and throughout your course. Your placement school won’t ask you teach classes unsupported until they think you’re ready.

Both salaried and unsalaried pathways lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and require you to have comprehensive evidence that you have achieved all of the Teachers’ Standards. There is the option of choosing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters Level Credits.

School Direct Unsalaried

Trainees on this route are not paid a salary however are eligible for a bursary from the NCTL, the amount of which varies depending on the subject chosen. (See fees and funding link) Unsalaried trainees can also apply for a student loan to cover all or part of the tuition fees from the Student Loan Company.

On an unsalaried School Direct route the recommended classroom contact ratio starts at 20% as opposed to 40% on the salaried School Direct route. You’ll receive lots of intensive support and training from experienced teachers and mentors right from the start, and throughout your course. Your placement school won’t ask you teach classes unsupported until they think you’re ready. Both Salaried and Unsalaried pathways lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and require you to have comprehensive evidence that you have achieved all of the Teachers’ Standards. There is also the option of choosing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters Level Credits.

Why Train with the Brook Learning Trust:

All Encompassing

As a provider of primary, secondary and special school places, we offer a broad, comprehensive programme alongside a tailored support network that encourages peer support and sharing of best practice amongst trainees.

High Employment Rates

School-led courses have very high rates of employment and trainee satisfaction. We have an extensive and successful track record in ITT, many of our trainees have gone on to secure permanent positions within the Trust; many have taken on leadership roles.

Experienced Leaders

Our Programme is led and facilitated by experienced and successful Headteachers.

Access to Research Facilities

Our school led course is linked to an outstanding University offering an extensive Library and online journals.

Further information

Please visit the Brook Learning Trust’s SCITT website at: http://www.bltscitt.org.uk/ for further information. If you have any specific questions about teacher training with the Brook Learning Trust, we are always happy to hear from you. Please email schooldirect@brooklearningtrust.org.uk or telephone us on 01322 380507.