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Looking to train to teach?

The Peninsula SCITT programme will be closing at the end of this academic year and so Peninsula SCITT are not recruiting for September. We do however remain committed to encouraging potential future teachers into the profession and so are happy to help in any way we can.

School Experience

Whilst entry criteria will vary, most providers of ITT (Initial Teacher Training) will be looking for applicants with at least one day of recent school experience. We understand that gaining school experience can be difficult to arrange and prove a barrier to entry and so are pleased to be able to offer school experience for potential ITT applicants.

We are offering school experience days at Penrice Academy (Secondary School in St Austell) on the following dates;

Friday 12th January 2018

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Wednesday 13th June 2018

You can book a place on one of the above school experience days through the Department for Education’s School Experience Programme. You will need to register with the DfE and log in to book through your personalised checklist.


Helpful Links

The Department for Education’s ‘Get into Teaching’ website – this is the central point of information and a good first port of call.

The UCAS Website – through UCAS you can search all providers of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) within any given part of the country in order to identify programmes of interest to you. It is also through UCAS that all applications for ITT must be made.


Local providers

(this is by no means a list of all providers but is a list of providers of Secondary ITT based in Cornwall with whom Peninsula SCITT has worked, plus Plymouth University who Peninsula SCITT has been working in partnership with)

Applied Minds

Cornwall SCITT

Kernow Teaching School Alliance

The Learning Institute South west

Plymouth University


If we can be of any further help please don’t hesitate to get in touch.