School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Education for the 21st Century is working in partnership with Teach First to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) where you will gain Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE.

Our one-year, research-led training will give you plenty of experience and allows you to train to teach in a school Bromley. Our curriculum focuses on supporting you to put learning into practice to have an impact on pupils during a four day a week school placement from September to July. You will have one day a week to engage in training and development to support your teaching practice, as well as six weeks gaining broader school experience in other educational settings.

The programme balances developing your subject knowledge and expertise alongside giving you a deep understanding of effective teaching methods and techniques to manage your workload and wellbeing.

At the start of the programme in September, you’ll have two weeks of intensive training which will focus on the core areas of teaching such as behaviour management and lesson planning. You will have a further two separate weeks of intensive training later in the year.

In your school, you will spend time with other expert teachers, observing their lessons and learning how to teach and plan lessons and throughout the year practise your own teaching. You will work closely with a highly skilled and knowledgeable mentor, who will also receive support and training from E21C.

Your weekly training day is designed in collaboration with Teach First’s expert curriculum designers and sequenced to make sure you are focused on the areas of teaching that are most relevant to that point in the year. The training will include a mixture of online and face-to-face elements and will ensure that you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a great teacher, gain your QTS and your PGCE.

The programme also includes six weeks in another school, starting in January. You will spend time working with children of a different setting, this may mean spending time in a nursery, a primary school, a secondary school or in post-16, depending on your specialism. These experiences will ensure you have a broad experience and further prepare you for your future career as a teacher.

At the end of the programme, you will have the foundational knowledge and skills to become an effective  teacher alongside achieving a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.

Training locations

You will be placed in one of our training schools within Kent. In addition to this you will undertake a contrasting placement in a different school setting within one of our partner schools. In each school you will have access to a high quality mentor who has been trained to the highest standards. Placement schools will be decided in negotiation with our schools and in response to your needs, taking into account your travel arrangements.

School placements

We work with the following schools to provide your school placements.

  • Coopers School
    Hawkwood Lane, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5PS                                                                  
  • Eden Park High School
    Balmoral Avenue, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3RD                                                        
  • The Ravensbourne School                                                                                                                                     Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EH                                                                         
  • Ravensworth Primary School                                                                                                                  Ravensworth Road, London SE9 4LW                                                              
  • Spires Academy                                                                                                                                                  Bredlands Ln, Canterbury CT2 0HD                                                                              
  • Scotts Park Primary School                                                                                                                                Orchard Road, Bromley BR1 2PR                                                                      
  • Blenheim Primary School                                                                                                                            Blenheim Road, Orpington, BR6 9BH                                                                            
  • Mead Road Infant School                                                                                                                                   Mead Rd, Chislehurst BR7 6AD                                                                      

course offers

courses available

Modern Foreign Languages
4-7 Primary
7-11 Primary
Primary with Maths

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

If you need to improve your subject knowledge, you may be asked to complete a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

We accept most equivalency test providers. You will need to have passed your GCSE equivalency test before applying to our programme; we will not be able to process your application until you have passed.

Overseas qualifications will be reviewed by ENIC to ensure they meet programme requirements.


Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who will commit to our vision to improve outcomes, transform lives and enable social mobility and who will uphold our values of trust kindness and endeavour.


other requirements

All offers are subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks including enhanced DBS and prohibition from teaching checks

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2024 to 2025 are £9,250.

Advice from Get Into TeachingFinancial support from the government

You could be eligible for a bursary of £25,000.

To be eligible for a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 degree in any subject. You do not need to apply for a bursary. If you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it when you start the course.

You may also be eligible for a student loan. These are normally for undergraduate courses but you can also apply if you do postgraduate teacher training. Find out how much loan you could get using the student finance calculator.

Depending on your immigration status, financial support may not be available. Find out about training to teach if you’re a non-UK citizen.

About the training provider

Education for the 21st Century is a multi-Academy Trust of 8 schools based in Bromley and the Southeast. Our mission is to improve outcomes, transform lives and enable social mobility. Our work is underpinned by our values of trust, kindness and endeavour and we create warm and welcoming schools for the local community, where every person thrives, makes excellent progress and succeeds. We succeed through aligned autonomy, a clear backbone, a strong culture, academic rigour and smart systems. All of our schools are graded as at least Ofsted Good and outcomes have improved significantly over the last 3 years.

We have an extensive range of experience supporting trainees from the earliest stages in their teaching career through to participation in NPQ programmes and beyond. We are delighted to be partnering with Teach First to offer a provision for initial training teachers across our Primary and Secondary schools. We have a strong established partnership with Teach First and have been chosen by them to be a delivery partner for the SCITT programme. We invest heavily in our staff through an extensive CPD programme, instructional coaching for all and 1-1 mentoring which you will have access to. Our training programme will be delivered by our best practitioners within our Trust and schools and all who have made demonstrable impact on improving schools.

We look forward to working with you.

About the accredited provider

Teach First is a charity that believes education is the most  powerful tool to help a child fulfil their potential. They develop teachers and school leaders and support schools facing the toughest challenges. They have been training teachers for 20 years and are the largest initial teacher training provider in the country. Teach First’s initial teacher training is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Interview process

The initial stage of selection is reviewing your application. We ensure your qualifications meet our entry requirements and your personal statement indicates you have a passion for education and your specialised subject. If you are successful, you will be invited to interview at one of our training schools.

The interview day is usually within 30 days of receiving your application. The interview process will include the following:

• opportunity to ask questions/obtain further information • a panel interview • a subject-specific taught lesson • subject knowledge assessment

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

Sponsorship for a student visa is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

You can also learn more about different types of visa which allow you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Learn more about training to teach in England as an international student.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

E21C is committed to being an inclusive organisation and meeting the needs of all of our employers in the widest possible sense.

We aim to develop E21C’s consciousness, confidence and competence in Diversity Equity and Inclusion and are committed to the following principles:


· Creating inclusive workplaces  · Creating belonging for all (staff, students)  · Building representation in the curriculum  · Ensuring that policies, processes, practices are inclusive and equitable  · Recruiting, developing & retaining diverse talent  · Committing to CPD for staff
· Listening to stakeholder views  · Using data to inform the strategy 

We will consider all applicants on a case-by-case basis and put in place appropriate strategies to support individuals as needed.

Contact this training provider

Telephone 02082908505
Mansion House
Coopers School
Hawkwood Lane

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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