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Contact Leeds SCITT to see whether teaching is the right career for you and to speak to the team. We will be able to answer any questions you have, arrange a school visit prior to application and help explain the application and interview process.
Apply for a course through Apply for teacher training – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
For support on how to create a high quality application please visit: How to apply for teacher training | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (education.gov.uk)
Our Apply Institution Code name is LDSS and our Institution Code is L26
Use the specific course code listed on each Leeds SCITT subject page
Prepare for your interview.
We are open to overseas applications for a limited number of courses.
Please note bursaries are only available to overseas applications if you are applying for Languages or Physics courses.
If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, to make the final decision if your qualifications meet the minimum requirements – you may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK ENIC.
Please note that overseas applications are required to meet the eligibility criteria of holding an equivalent of a UK 2:1 classification and their UG degree to be in the subject they are applying for in order to be eligible for the Relocation Payment.
Applicants who require a Student Route Visa
If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must apply to us by Tuesday 30th April 2024. You must also meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than Friday 31st May 2024.
Please note the skills test is no longer part of the entry requirements for teacher training in England. We will ensure candidates are provided with any necessary support with fundamental literacy or numeracy skills before or during the course.
No one is born a great teacher. Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching.
⇒ Art & Design
⇒ Computer Science with IT
⇒ Design Technology
⇒ PE, including PE with EBacc
⇒ Science with Biology
⇒ Science with Chemistry
⇒ Science with Physics
If you are offered a place you will be invited to visit the Lead School at a later date.
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Finance & SKE Information
If you are a home resident you may receive a training bursary.
The fees for Leeds SCITT PGCE course (including QTS and 60 masters credits) for the academic year 2024-25 is £9,250. For Overseas students the course fee is £15,000
The Government provides incentivised monetary awards to encourage high quality candidates into the teaching vocation, which are called bursaries. Unlike student loans, a bursary is organised through your college or university and does not require you to repay the awarded amount.
If you are currently enrolled on a PGCE course you will not need to fill out an application to apply for a student bursary. The bursary you may be entitled to will depend on the subject you are studying and the undergraduate degree classification you have achieved.
The table below shows the bursaries and scholarships which are available for the academic year 2024 – 2025. For more information on bursaries for other subjects, please visit the Department for Education website.
There are three types of funding available for teacher training – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:
An overview of the bursaries and scholarships available can be found in the table below. You’ll need a first, 2:1, PhD or Master’s to be eligible for a scholarship though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience. Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s. Further information on funding options two and three can be found on the funding my training page. If you’re a non-UK EU national, you could also receive this support.
|Trainee with 1st, 2:1, PhD or Master’s||Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s|
|Chemistry, Computing, Maths or Physics||£30,000||£28,000|
|Biology, D&T, Geography||–||£25,000|
|Languages (French, German & Spanish)||£27,000||£25,000|
|Art & Design, English, Music & RE||–||£10,000,|
Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the appropriate professional body. Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant professional body, details are available on Get Into Teaching. Trainees cannot receive both a scholarship and a bursary. Further guidance on postgraduate bursaries and scholarships will be available in the Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual in due course.
Find out whether you are eligible for Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses.
Once you’ve accepted your place on a non-salaried teacher training course, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan via Student Finance England (SFE).
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