Do you want the best training?
The SCITT was rated the TOP primary ITT teacher training provider nationally for the quality of training in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2012 and second, nationally, in the most recent 2013 edition.
SCITT Courses
In 2015 the SCITT is offering both Early Primary(3-7yrs) and Primary( 5-11yrs) training programmes. The SCITT works alongside 4 outstanding Teaching School alliances in accrediting School Direct training programmes..
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The SCITT expects to continue looking at new applications through to May/June. If you would like personalised advice to support a possible application please see the news section.

We are passionately committed to giving every young child the best possible start in life. We believe in the unique value of each individual and care deeply about the impact of our training on our trainees and the lives of the children they will work with.

Join us and experience:

  • training of the highest quality, recognised by OFSTED to be`Outstanding’ ;
  • friendly and personalised support, within a small cohort of committed, hand picked graduates, who will often become friends for life;
  • the joy of constant challenge, within all aspects of training, to throughly prepare you for life as a teacher and rapid progression within the teaching profession;
  • why no Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) has ever rated the SCITT’s training or support as less than good and why the government’s own NQT survey has consistently rated the SCITT’s quality of training as in the top three ITT providers nationally;
  • why four local teaching school alliances, of outstanding schools, are all delighted to work with the SCITT as their accrediting ITT provider.


SCITT Courses

In 2015 the SCITT is offering both Early Primary (3-7yrs) and Primary ( 5-11yrs) courses. The SCITT will also work closely with four outstanding Teaching School alliances to accredit unsalaried School Direct courses.

Frequently asked questions about the training.

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The Good Teacher Training Guide

Did you know that `The Good Teacher Training Guide’, published annually by the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham, provides comprehensive information about course quality for all Initial Teacher Training courses in England. In 2012 The Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT was found to be the top primary training provider for quality. Download your copy here to compare providers (pdf – opens in a new window)

“When we calculate a quality score from the inspectors’ and newly qualified teachers’ ratings, the top primary provider for quality is the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT, followed by Cambridge University and the Devon Primary SCITT Group.” THE GOOD TEACHER TRAINING GUIDE 2012