What is a SCITT?

SCITT is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training, a school led teacher training route.

Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT has been given Department for Education approval to plan, deliver and assess teacher training courses for primary and secondary teachers.

AMP SCITT provides practical, hands-on training delivered by experienced, practising teachers, based within Partnership schools. The SCITT course covers an academic year, from September to July with induction events in the summer months. Successful completion results in trainees being awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE qualification.

Our high quality training ensures that our Trainees are supported to secure their first teaching post and have a flying start to their teaching career.

What does a SCITT Teaching Course involve?

To become a qualified teacher, you need to successfully complete teacher training. By doing so, you’ll achieve ‘qualified teacher status’ – or QTS.

Our teacher training course includes:

  • 36 weeks in at least two schools to give you classroom experience. This equates to an extra half term of teaching ensuring AMP SCITT Trainees are well prepared for their ECT year
  • academic study to give you the knowledge and understanding to teach successfully
  • ongoing assessment of your teaching skills (through being observed teaching classes).

What will I learn?

By the end of a teacher training course you should:

  • know and understand how to deliver National Curriculum in your chosen subject(s) and/or age group
  • be able to plan, prepare and deliver lessons
  • have confidence to create a positive learning environment, by knowing how to promote good behaviour and minimise disruption
  • know how to adapt teaching to meet all pupils' needs
  • be able to assess pupils' learning effectively
  • demonstrate the behaviours expected by the teaching profession

What is School-led Training?

If you want your training to be based at a school where you can be fully immersed in the life of a teacher from day one, a school-led training course is for you. After our selection process we will identify the school in our partnership that best suits your needs in order to develop your personalised programme of development.

Across the country there are school-led training options for both graduates and career changers who want hands-on training in a school.

School Direct

Many SCITTs and schools call their courses School Direct courses. This is an increasingly popular choice for those who hope to secure a teaching post in the network of schools where they are training.

Just like SCITT courses, with School Direct you get practical, hands-on training and education based in good schools across the country. School Direct courses are designed by groups of schools – with QTS provided by a university or a SCITT.

We provide practical, hands-on teacher training delivered by experienced, practising teachers, based in schools in our partnership. All our courses are a year long from September to July and results in QTS.

All of our trainees will also be awarded PGCE from Liverpool Hope University. (60 Masters credits).

Our course code for secondary school direct is 1CD with Deyes High as the lead school.

Our course code for primary school direct is 2F5 with Hudson Primary School as the lead school and 2F6 with Green Park Primary School.

The Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT 25F is the accredited provider for all the above courses.

Why have you been so enthusiastic about this route into teaching?


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