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SCITT Training Programme (Tuition Fee)
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SCITT Training Programme

Working in partnership with schools in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, we train the next generation of secondary teachers and future secondary school leaders.

The SCITT programme is distinctive from more traditional routes in that trainees spend the majority of their time in schools. Trainees meet weekly in our training center at Sharnbrook Academy. This approach to learning equips trainees with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the key aspects required to be an effective teacher.

We hope that trainees will form very close attachments to schools, their staff and, in particular, the person nominated to be the Mentor during the training.

Trainees will experience two contrasting school placements in one of the following age ranges.

Typically training with us will take place across the following age ranges:
11 to 16, or 14 to 19 depending on the subject of training.

How much will it cost?
This route is open to all graduates and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee. You would be required to pay tuition fees of £9,250 and can apply to the Student Loans Company for tuition fee and maintenance loans. Secondary trainees may be eligible for a bursary from the Department for Education, or a scholarship dependent on the training subject and degree class.

Overseas candidates
We welcome candidates who have studied outside the UK but trainees will need to check first with ENIC to establish if your qualifications are equivalent to UK GCSEs, A levels or an undergraduate degree.

Candidates must meet the entry criteria below:-
• a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics
• hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification

What other requirements are there?

  • Candidates should have at least 50% of their degree in the subject in which they wish to train. If this is not the case it may (after interview) be possible to take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE) to bridge the gap in subject knowledge. You can find more information about subject knowledge requirements and SKEs here
  • If candidates don't have a degree which is directly relevant to the subject they wish to teach a good (C or above) A level or equivalent qualification will be considered, supported by SKE. 
  • All candidates must apply for teacher training through DfE Apply.
  • All candidates will take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.

Health and Physical capacity to train to teach:-
Providers have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to train to teach and will not put children and young people at risk of harm. The activities that a teacher must be able to perform are set out in the Education (Health Standards) (England) Regulations 2003. Providers are responsible for ensuring that only trainees who have the capacity to teach remain on the programme. People with disabilities or chronic illnesses may have the capacity to train to teach, just as those without disabilities or medical conditions may be unsuitable to train to teach.

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a fitness questionnaire prior to commencing the programme. ITT providers should not ask all-encompassing health questions but should ensure they only ask targeted and relevant health-related questions which are necessary to ensure that a person is able to train to teach.

All candidates are required to disclose any criminal convictions. Successful candidates will be subject to appropriate pre-selection checks. This will include obtaining and considering Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records checks and children’s barred list information, criminal record checks for overseas candidates, the Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 statutory guidance and that candidates are not subject to a prohibition order issued by the Secretary of State.

How do you apply?
All applications for entry onto any of our teacher training routes must be made through the DfE 

 

School Direct Training Programme (Tuition Fee)
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Working in partnership with schools in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, we train the next generation of secondary teachers and future secondary school leaders.

Working in partnership with our Lead Schools we offer the School Direct programme. On this route trainees spend the majority of their time in schools. Trainees meet weekly in our training center at Sharnbrook Academy. This approach to learning equips trainees with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the key aspects required to be an effective teacher.

We hope that trainees will form very close attachments to schools, their staff and, in particular, the person nominated to be the Mentor during the training.

Trainees will experience two contrasting school placements in once of the following age ranges.

Typically training with us will take place across the following age ranges:
11 to 16, or 14 to 19 depending on the subject of training.

How much will it cost?
This route is open to all graduates and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee. You would be required to pay tuition fees of £9,250 and can apply to the Student Loans Company for tuition fee and maintenance loans. Secondary trainees may be eligible for a bursary from the Department for Education, or a scholarship dependent on the training subject and degree class.

Overseas candidates
We welcome candidates who have studied outside the UK but trainees will need to check first with ENIC to establish if your qualifications are equivalent to UK GCSEs, A levels or an undergraduate degree.

Candidates must meet the entry criteria below:-
• a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics
• hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification

What other requirements are there?

  • Candidates should have at least 50% of their degree in the subject in which they wish to train. If this is not the case it may (after interview) be possible to take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE) to bridge the gap in subject knowledge. You can find more information about subject knowledge requirements and SKEs here.
  • If candidates don't have a degree which is directly relevant to the subject they wish to teach a good (C or above) A level or equivalent qualification will be considered, supported by SKE.
  • All candidates must apply for teacher training through DfE Apply.
  • All candidates will take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.


Health and Physical capacity to train to teach:-
Providers have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to train to teach and will not put children and young people at risk of harm. The activities that a teacher must be able to perform are set out in the Education (Health Standards) (England) Regulations 2003. Providers are responsible for ensuring that only trainees who have the capacity to teach remain on the programme. People with disabilities or chronic illnesses may have the capacity to train to teach, just as those without disabilities or medical conditions may be unsuitable to train to teach.

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a fitness questionnaire prior to commencing the programme. ITT providers should not ask all-encompassing health questions but should ensure they only ask targeted and relevant health-related questions which are necessary to ensure that a person is able to train to teach.

All candidates are required to disclose any criminal convictions. Successful candidates will be subject to appropriate pre-selection checks. This will include obtaining and considering Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records checks and children’s barred list information, criminal record checks for overseas candidates, the Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 statutory guidance and that candidates are not subject to a prohibition order issued by the Secretary of State.

How do you apply?
All applications for entry onto any of our teacher training routes must be made through the DfE Apply system

School Direct Training Programme (Salaried)
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Working in partnership with schools in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes we train the next generation of secondary teachers and future secondary school leaders.

The Government has withdrawn the general salary grant available to schools hosting trainees on the employment based route. Instead, funded salaried places are now only available in the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Computing, Chemistry, Classics, Languages and Biology. Candidates pursuing this route must have a school in place to employ them. The employing school would be liable for the trainees salary, course fees and to need be aware that the trainee would be away from school for a significant placement in a contrasting setting whilst still being paid a salary.

On this route trainees spend the majority of their time in schools. Trainees meet weekly in our training center at Sharnbrook Academy. This approach to learning equips trainees with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the key aspects required to be an effective teacher.

We hope that trainees will form very close attachments to schools, their staff and, in particular, the person nominated to be the Mentor during the training.

Trainees will experience two contrasting school placements in once of the following age ranges.

Typically training with us will take place across the following age ranges:
11 to 16, or 14 to 19 for secondary training, depending on the subject.

How much will it cost?
This route is open to all graduates with an employing school in place to support them. Course fees will be £7,250 plus salary and on costs payable by the employing school by arrangement.

Overseas candidates
We welcome candidates who have studied outside the UK but trainees will need to check first with ENIC to establish if your qualifications are equivalent to UK GCSEs, A levels or an undergraduate degree.

Candidates must meet the entry criteria below:
a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics
hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification

What other requirements are there?

  • All candidates must apply for teacher training through DfE Apply.
  • Candidates should have at least 50% of their degree in the subject in which they wish to train. If this is not the case it may (after interview) be possible to take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE) to bridge the gap in subject knowledge. You can find more information about subject knowledge requirements and SKEs here.
  • If candidates don't have a degree which is directly relevant to the subject they wish to teach a good (C or above) A level or equivalent qualification will be considered, supported by SKE.
  • All candidates will take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.

Health and Physical capacity to train to teach
Providers have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to train to teach and will not put children and young people at risk of harm. The activities that a teacher must be able to perform are set out in the Education (Health Standards) (England) Regulations 2003. Providers are responsible for ensuring that only trainees who have the capacity to teach remain on the programme. People with disabilities or chronic illnesses may have the capacity to train to teach, just as those without disabilities or medical conditions may be unsuitable to train to teach.

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a fitness questionnaire prior to commencing the programme. ITT providers should not ask all-encompassing health questions but should ensure they only ask targeted and relevant health-related questions which are necessary to ensure that a person is able to train to teach.

All candidates are required to disclose any criminal convictions. Successful candidates will be subject to appropriate pre-selection checks. This will include obtaining and considering Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records checks and children’s barred list information, criminal record checks for overseas candidates, the Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 statutory guidance and that candidates are not subject to a prohibition order issued by the Secretary of State.

How do you apply?
All applications for entry onto any of our teacher training routes must be made through the DfE Apply system 

 

School Direct Training Programme (SEND)
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This route is currently not possible. 

Part Time Route
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This route is currently not available. 

Apprentice Route
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As Pilgrim Partnership is part of CMAT ITT we are now able to offer the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PGTA).

This route is a valuable route to QTS that allows schools to pay the tuition fee (currently £8800) from the apprenticeship levy. Apprentices must be employed for 12 months and our programme runs from July to July. This means that apprentices need to be employed from 1 July in year 1 to 31 August in year 2. Trainees will be in their employing school Mon - Thursday each week with training on Fridays. There is a contrasting school placement later in the training year which also takes place on Fridays so that the apprentice is able to remain in their employing school for the whole year (Mon-Thurs).

Apprenticeship recruitment criteria are the same as other routes leading to QTS (UK equivalent degree, GCSE >4 in English and Maths)

This is a new route for Pilgrim Partnership and initially, the training will be in Peterborough on Fridays until we can build up sufficient numbers of primary apprentices to be able to host in our Beds/Herts locations.

All apprenticeships are completed with an End Point Assessment (EPA) which comes once the apprentices have been recommended for QTS.

For more information please contact Info@pilgrimpartnership.org

Bursary Information
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The DfE offers bursaries and scholarships for shortage subjects. The amount of these bursaries often changes during any recruitment period so for the latest information go to the gov.uk website here

How To Apply
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All applications for teacher training are run through DfE Apply. 

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