School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

F.A.Q’s & Help

How do I apply for a place on the Peninsula SCITT programme for 2015/16?

Go to the UCAS Teacher Training website

Search for the Peninsula SCITT programme which you can find by typing Peninsula or 25B (our training provider code) into the training provider search box. Alternatively it will appear in the list of South West providers.

*you can also use the individual course codes listed in the table on our ‘Spaces Available’ page to find the specific programme you are interested in.

Please see our application process page for further information.

How much does the Peninsula SCITT programme cost?

The fee for the Peninsula Teacher Training Cornwall SCITT programme for 2016-17 will be £9000.

What financial support is available to trainees?

The Department for Education has announced the bursary and scholarship packages available for 2016/17 and a summary of these financial incentives is below. For full information about the financial support available to those enrolling on a teacher training programme for 2016/17 please see the ‘Bursaries, student finance & fees’ page of our site or follow this link to the relevant page on the DfE’s Get Into Teaching website

Trainee’s Degree classification
1st/ PhD
2:1/ Masters
Science with Physics £30,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000 £30,000
Maths £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £9,000 £25,000
Science with Chemistry £25,000 £20,000 £20,000 £0 £25,000
Modern Languages £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £0
Science with Biology £20,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0
Geography £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £0
Design & Technology £12,000 £9,000 £0 £0
English £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0
History £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0
Music £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0
Primary General (with Mathematics) £6,000* £6,000* £6,000* £3,000*
Art & Design £0 £0 £0 £0
Drama £0 £0 £0 £0
Physical Education £0 £0 £0 £0
* Bursary available to trainees with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent

This table summarises the bursaries and/ or scholarships available for Teacher Training in each subject for 2016/17.
This information has been taken from the DfE website.

What are QTS and PGCE?

QTS means Qualified Teacher Status

PGCE is a Postgraduate Certificate in Education

QTS is sufficient for teaching within England but may not be accepted if you were to want to teach in Scotland or abroad. A PGCE is more broadly accepted and so is the safer qualification option if you may want to teach abroad in the future. Also as a part of the PGCE you can gain 60 credits at masters level (level 7).

Through our programme you can gain both QTS and PGCE.

How do I complete the required Professional Skills Tests?

To be able to enrol on an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme you must first complete the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests. You can find further information about the skills tests as well as practice material on the Get into Teaching website.

The tests can be sat at test centres across the country and the registration and booking system is open now for candidates applying for 2016 entry.

*please note that we do not require you to have taken the tests prior to interview but you will need to pass these tests to be able to take up a place on the ITT programme. Test appointments get quickly booked up so we would advise you to look into taking the tests as soon as you are able.

How much experience in a school do I need to apply?

In order to shortlist your application we will be looking for a minimum of 1 days school experience within the last year (generally this would be expected to be within the appropriate phase e.g. Primary/ Secondary and within England).

You will need to complete a minimum of 10 days school experience prior to the start of the programme and so if you haven’t got this when you apply it will be set as a condition of any offer made.

If you are thinking about applying but don’t have a days school experience please contact us and we will help you to arrange this.

Further Questions…

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Peninsula SCITT office to talk to Katy or Harriet.