Over 97% of our trainee teachers go on to become excellent teachers, giving them a strong competitive edge when applying for teaching positions.


Over 90% of our trainees are employed before the September term, gaining a starting salary £23,720 or more once finishing their PGCE course in June.


You can develop your confidence through contact with pupils and the support of lead subject mentors.


Depending on subject choice you may receive a tax-free bursary to complete
your course.


You will have full access to support from Leeds SCITT and Leeds Trinity University.

We work with a range of highly-regarded schools across Leeds and the
surrounding areas

This enables us to offer flexibility of placements to support our trainees with their own unique circumstances

In Leeds SCITT partnership schools you will:

  • be immersed in the school environment from week one.
  • have the opportunity to reach your full potential.
  • work professionally alongside colleagues within a department.
  • receive comprehensive expert mentoring with experienced teachers’ support.
  • have full access to ICT facilities and specialist teaching equipment.

Our partner schools

Subjects we offer

What makes Leeds SCITT different?

Partnership Support

The SCITT Model is a unique ‘hands-on’ experience that is a strong partnership consisting of tutors, trainees and schools. It is this partnership that supports you through your development and ensures your learning experience is comprehensive and relevant.

In-class experience

It is ‘practical based learning’ at your own pace, with professional support at all times. The SCITT approach gives you the edge in experience as a trainee teacher and ensures confidence for your NQT year.

Excellent Employment Rates

At Leeds SCITT we are fully committed to delivering a high standard of teacher training. That is why over 97% of our trainee teachers go on to achieve excellent outcomes, giving them a strong competitive edge when applying for teaching positions.

What is the SCITT approach?

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

There are two main graduate routes into teaching, both requiring a bachelor’s degree. The traditional method of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is based at university and the second method is in-school centred teacher training.

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training courses are ideal for any graduate who wishes to complete their teacher training within a school environment. It allows you as a new teacher to experience first-hand what pupils find difficult in your subject. You will work directly with your lead subject tutor to meet these challenges.

With Leeds SCITT, you gain experience in your subject and grow in confidence in the classroom. As developing your subject knowledge is vital, you will receive individualised support from experienced teachers who will monitor your progress.

By being fully immersed within the placement schools, you will have the opportunity to build lasting relationships that are extremely useful for your future career.

What will you achieve?
  • Full qualified teacher status (QTS)
  • A Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters credits
Skills you will Develop
  • Planning and executing inspirational lessons which will engage all pupils
  • A knowledge of how to use a variety of teaching tools for differentiation
  • Learn how to map your own personal progress as well as your pupils
  • Learn how to support children with SEN and those pupils with English as an additional language
  • Become confident in effectively managing behaviour for learning

All of these skills are fundamental to you developing pupils’ learning and ensuring they make progress.

I didn’t want to sit in lectures listening to someone tell you how to teach. Leeds SCITT gives you the opportunity to practice from day one, which is essential preparation for the job!

— Harry, science with chemistry trainee

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