ITT – School Direct, SCITT or uni?

/ITT – School Direct, SCITT or uni?
ITT – School Direct, SCITT or uni?

What is the difference between School Direct, School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and a university route?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions.  Use the table below to help dispel some of the myths and remember we are more than happy to talk to you about what will work best for you.

SCITT

University

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) * Awarded by the University of
Huddersfield
* Awarded by the SCITT school * Awarded by university
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Masters Level credits * Awarded by the University of
Huddersfield
* Where studied, awarded by a university  * Awarded by university
Training delivered by… Outstanding classroom teachers
Academic experts
Outstanding classroom teachers
Academic experts* for PGCE
Academic experts
Outstanding classroom teachers
How many days in school? min 120 days in school min 120 days in school min 120 days in school
How is my training organised? Blended approach – for more details, view our course structure 1 day per week training

4 days per week in school

Mixture of time in
university and school

Teacher training is the most challenging endeavour that I have ever undertaken.

The workload is relentless from the start and becomes increasingly demanding as the course progresses. There is never a sense that your work is finished, as there will always be another in-school challenge or University deadline looming on the horizon.

Despite this, it has been the most professionally and personally stimulating year of my life. In an earlier blog post, I stated that teaching is fun, a statement that I wholeheartedly stand by. A classroom should be a vibrant, calm and welcoming environment where children feel comfortable developing new skills and expressing themselves without fear of being judged.

Being a teacher is one of the most important jobs in the world and I look forward to being part of the profession for many years to come.

Dave Stephenson, 2016-17 Secondary trainee
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