There are several school-based courses in Bristol, originating from School Direct and School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).
School Direct courses are based on the skills providers are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT). Designed by groups of schools, in partnership with a university or a SCITT provider, the schools recruit trainees with a particular job in mind. This is a popular choice for those who hope to secure a role in the network of schools where they’ve trained.
Alternatively, another option is to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through a SCITT. Schools or school partnerships, that become accredited SCITTs, are responsible for training new teachers in schools. SCITTS are equivalent to Higher Education Institutions (HEI), such as universities, and they are able to make assessments and recommendations for QTS to the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the Department for Education. In addition to QTS, most SCITTs will also offer a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in partnership with a HEI.
Watch this video to find out about the benefits of school-led teacher training: