Trainees are based in school from day one, learning alongside their Mentor in the classroom. Professional Studies training takes place weekly throughout the year at our dedicated SCITT training centre in the heart of the Royal Latin School.

Sessions are delivered by an expert range of speakers every Wednesday and Thursday in the first half term, followed by every Wednesday for the remainder of the course.

Sessions include: Behaviour management, lesson planning, safeguarding, time management and legal obligations of the teacher. We also offer bespoke SEN training, planned in collaboration with National and Local experts.

​Trainees have daily support from their Mentor, in addition, the Professional Tutor in school oversees their training needs and wider pastoral support. Every trainee is allocated a Quality Assurance Tutor who will visit them termly to monitor progress and ensure support is consistent and of the highest quality.

  • SCITT  for Primary and Secondary (Core Non-Salaried)
  • School Direct for Primary, Secondary and SEN (salaried and unsalaried).   Expectation of employment


This is a one-year Graduate Employment-based course offering a part-time route for graduates working in an early years setting who need further training to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years).

Funding of £14,000 is available, this covers course fees of up to £7,000.

Successful completion with the BP SCITT leads to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).  The remaining £7,000 is a contribution to the costs incurred by your employer, for example supply cover or salary enhancement.

Are you eligible:

(please note that it is the standards, not the certificate that matter)

​Standard equivalent to a grade C in GCSE in English, Mathematics and a Science.

A degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

If you would like to find out more about our Early Years Teacher Taster events please email Olivia Lewis.


If you are an experienced teacher with a degree, you may be eligible for our Assessment Only route. You will need to have been teaching for at least two years in two different schools. You will be able to achieve Qualified Teacher Status without further training by showing that you have met all of the Teachers’ Standards.

Your teaching will be assessed in a school by one of our quality assurance tutors and you will need to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy.

​ Please contact the office for further details.


This course is available to Primary trainees only and includes a term in a Mainstream School followed by two terms in a Special School.

On completion QTS and a PGCE will be awarded, in line with all BP SCITT Primary trainees.

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