Yes, the course runs from September to July as a full time course.
The taught element of the course generally starts at 9:00am and finishes at 5:00pm. However, on occasions, this may be slightly different. When trainees are on school placements, they must be at school at least half an hour before that school starts (which for some Schools is 8:30am) and must stay at least 1 hour after the end of school.
Assessment is ongoing via school based tasks, assignments and observations during school placements.
You will have 2 placements in 2 different schools in each key phase of your course. Primary with Early Years (3-7 years) – one placement in Reception/Nursery and one in Key Stage 1; General Primary (5-11 years) – one placement in Key Stage 1 and one in Key Stage 2.
You will be working in one of our partner schools.
No. You could be placed in any partner school although special circumstances may be taken into account.
Unfortunately not. You will be required to attend the course at the hours specified.
The Central England Teacher Training SCITT course leads to a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The course carries 60 Credits towards a Masters Degree.
This means you will be trained to teach children aged 5 – 11years in key stages 1 and 2.
School Centred Initial Teacher Training.
Unfortunately not. We would recommend contacting local estate agents and letting agents if you are moving to the area.
Yes, one of the advantages of training with CETT is that trainees carry out their training within and across the schools that comprise Victoria Academies Trust. In doing so, trainees gain a variety of experiences within a range of school settings. Therefore there is the requirement to travel to these locations.
We have 20 places available for 2017-18.
UCAS Teacher Training opens in November each year for courses starting the following September. Candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible to gain the best chance of being offered an interview
No. CETT SCITT is committed to the inclusion of all eligible participants, regardless of gender, age, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or nationality.
The course closes when all the places are filled. This is usually about March/April each year but can be later if places are not filled.
Yes you may apply but any offer made would be conditional on you obtaining your degree at a level 2:2 or above by the first day of the course.
Yes you may apply but any offer made would be conditional on you obtaining your GCSEs at Grade C or above by the first day of the course.
Your offer would be withdrawn.
If you do not have the relevant GCSE’s, the alternative is to arrange to sit equivalency tests via www.equivalencytesting.com
You can undertake a distance learning course and then arrange to sit a test, or if you feel that your subject knowledge is sufficient, you can sit the test straight away.
The CETT SCITT does not offer testing facilities and any courses or tests must be arranged independently by candidates.
We do not accept any other equivalency tests.
On your UCAS application you should indicate that you are applying for tests.
Any offers of places on the course made would be subject to you obtaining these qualifications by the first day of the course.
Experience in primary schools in both Key stage 1 and Key stage 2.
You must have done at least 2 weeks, in a primary school within the previous twelve months before you apply for the course.
This will enable you to be able to reflect on your experience during interview.
Gain as much experience in primary schools as you can in both Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2, either as paid or voluntary work.
Look again at how you might improve your application form – have you given a good personal statement? Is your reference from someone suitable who can comment on your work with children?
You will receive written feedback from the CETT Directors advising you on areas for your development. If you act on the feedback given, you are welcome to reapply the following year.
Decisions are usually made within 7-10 days of the interview day.
Please contact Sharon Chana, Programme Co-ordinator, at the SCITT office who will be happy to answer any questions you have.