Our Courses

Southend SCITT offers School Centred Initial Teacher Training. The course takes one academic year to complete, full time, starting in September and finishing at the end of July. The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is validated by our HEI Partner, Canterbury Christchurch University. The programme is taught by experienced, practising teachers, and leading edge experts.

Visit the DfE Get into Teaching Site to see more details of all our courses.

We currently offer courses in the following subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages (French, Spanish)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Education


SUPPORT: All trainees will have a dedicated subject mentor in their home school with whom they will meet once per week for a formal mentoring session and more often for informal chats. In each school there is also an experienced ITT co-ordinator who will oversee the in-school training.

All teacher training courses include:

  • Practical classroom experience in at least two schools (ideally in diverse settings)
  • Academic study to give you the knowledge and understanding to teach successfully
  • An assessment of your teaching skills (through being observed teaching classes)
  • You will have an extended support network of experienced teachers and mentors on hand to help you throughout your course.

What will you learn?

  • You will have the opportunity to learn ‘on the job’ from the very beginning. You will benefit from working and learning in school and getting an immediate insight into what teaching involves.
  • By the end of our course you will:
  • Know and understand the national curriculum in your chosen subject(s) and/or age group along with requirements of relevant examination specifications.
  • Be able to plan and prepare for lessons and set students’ learning objectives
  • Have strong classroom management skills, such as knowing how to promote good behaviour and minimise disruption.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of how to address differing needs and abilities of students, including those with SEND.
  • Be able to assess students accurately in order to plan effective learning


Training with us means you can confidently begin your first year in teaching knowing you can teach effectively to ensure that your pupils fulfil their potential.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call us on 01268 570215.