The Sheffield SCITT is committed to providing quality first teacher training. We continually develop and review our programme of study to make it current and relevant. We are a QTS provider but we also offer a PGCert through the Sheffield University. If you study for QTS plus PGCert - you will also spend approx. 10 days over the year at the University of Sheffield.
This course will entail 4 days in school. During your time in school you will be guided by an experienced mentor. One day per week you will join other teacher trainees. You will be trained on aspects such as how to walk and talk like a teacher, plan lessons effectively, behaviour management and how to really stretch and challenge students. You will spend September to December in your ‘Home School’. From December to Easter you will have the opportunity to experience life in a contrasting secondary school. From Easter to the end of the programme you will return to your initial school.
You will spend most of the training year in your Home School and these schools are central to the selection process and our school based interview system. You can express a preference for your Home School based on location, preference for the type of school or a personal connection to a community you want to serve but we cannot guarantee to meet everyone's preference.
There is also a short alternative placement in a contrasting alliance school in the middle of the training year and a brief experience in the phase (primary or secondary) you are not training to teach in. It would be sensible for trainees to base themselves within commutable distance of their Home School so these are finalised with you before the summer holidays to allow you to arrange your accommodation. We make every attempt to make sure the alternative placement school is in an accessible location but it may involve a few weeks of travelling further to get that all important contrasting experience in the right school for you.
Applying is an easy two step process.
Step One - Search
You need to use The Department for Education’s search tool. To view our teacher training courses youi should and filter the results by using
Once you have found the course you'll need to apply via UCAS Teacher Training.
Step Two - Apply
All the guidance you will need on the application process is available on the Get Into Teaching Website.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Available Training Locations
You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code. The availability of your first choice location will be discussed at interview.
Unfortunately we do not hold the licence required to sponsor visa applications for International Students (i.e. not from the UK or the EU).
The interview process for the SCITT involves a formal interview, questions from a subject specialist and a 15 minute teaching activity. We also ask you to sit mock numeracy and literacy papers to help us identify if you will need support to pass your skills tests. We also ask you to reflect on your teaching activity.
In order to be considered for the Sheffield SCITT. You would need
If you have any questions about qualifications – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can offer support.
We are looking for the next generation of outstanding teachers and future school leaders. They will be passionate about children and education but also care about our schools and the communities they serve and the special ethos each of those schools have.
They will have experience of working with young people - ideally some of this will be school based giving them a good awareness of how schools operate and teachers work. Whatever their experience our applicants need to demonstrate how they have engaged, communicated with and inspired the young people they have worked with.
You will need to pass an Enhanced Criminal Record Check.
Ideally you will have some experience working with children in a school or another organisation e.g. nursery, playgroups, scouts etc.
Tuition Fees for Academic Year 2019/20
U.K. Students : £9,250
E.U. Students : £9,250
There are Student Loans available to pay the fees.
If you decide to pay privately then the payment schedule is
With each amount being due on the first day of each term.
You will also have to pay the cost of the Enhanced Criminal Record Check in advance of starting the course.
You may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
Financial support from the training provider
We are not able to offer any monetary financial support to trainees. However,
Our aim is to meet the unique needs of every trainee, specifically by taking reasonable steps to ensure that disabled trainees and applicants are not put at a substantial disadvantage by comparison with trainees and applicants who are not disabled.
We cannot do this unless we know you have a disability. We encourage all our applicants to discuss their requirements with us at interview. While disabled access to our schools is good we can only place trainees at the most suitable school to meet their needs if we know what those needs are.
In addition to one to one support from your mentors and subject leaders we currently offer all our trainees access to free basic membership of the Westfield Health Foresight scheme which provides various benefits.
The Sheffield SCITT has a ‘Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Procedure’ which underpins this approach and is available on request by emailing email@example.com