What type of teacher training is on offer?
You can apply for three types of teacher training through Mid Essex ITT:
- School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT)
- School Direct, fee-paying
- School Direct, salaried
School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
SCITT courses are delivered by groups of schools and training providers so the majority of the training is in the classroom. Trainees will have one 'base' school, plus spend time at a second placement school, and go on to gain QTS and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Our course lasts from the beginning of September to the end of June, and particularly suits applicants who already have a lot of school experience as you will be based in schools from the beginning. This practical teacher training is written and taught by current, experienced teachers from our consortium schools.
All SCITT trainees are fee-paying and may be eligible for a bursary or cholarship of up to £26,000 depending on the subject they intend to teach.
The School Direct Training Programme allows schools to recruit and train trainees on the job. As well as QTS, completion of the course will give you a Postgraduate Certificate of Education too. There is an expectation, but not a guarantee, of employment within the training school at the end of the programme.
The programme lasts for one year and has two routes for high-quality graduates who are interested in doing their training in the classroom:
- Fee-paying - graduates may be eligible for a scholarship/bursary of up to £26,000 to support you during your training
- Salaried - for experienced graduates with at least three years' work experience
What is the School Direct, salaried route?
This route is ideally suited to applicants with significant school-based experience, ideally in a teaching capacity (in addition to the standard requirements). You will earn a salary as you train. A starting salary of £18,169 is offered but can be higher for shortage subjects. Your school will also pay your tuition fees for you. At the end of the course you will receive QTS. Some salaried trainees opt to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education too, so please let us know if this is something that would interest you.