Essex & Thames SCITT


Many of our schools work in partnership with Essex and Thames SCITT, offering high-quality teacher training in primary, middle, special school and secondary school education.

The SCITT PGCE courses offered all lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the award of a PGCE in Primary/Middle Education giving you up to 60 credits towards a masters degree.

Essex and Thames SCITT has been involved with training the very best primary school teachers for Essex primary schools for nearly 20 years. The training is predominantly school-based with 120 days spent in the classroom and 70+ days in centre-based training in Wickford or Southend (whichever is nearest to you). This gives you extensive practical classroom experience and a detailed knowledge of both the National Curriculum and of educational pedagogy. The programme opens at the end of August with an Induction and a PE coaching course and finishes in July.

All graduates from Essex and Thames SCITT gain jobs as teachers, many of whom find jobs in one of the 135 partnership schools. With a truly excellent reputation for teacher training, our schools, alongside this SCITT partner, offer you a variety of routes into teaching in Essex.

Essex PGCE Routes Into Primary Teaching

  • Full time or Part-time Primary (5-11yrs) - School Direct Training route
  • Full-time Early Years (4-7yrs) - School Direct Training route
  • Full-time Primary SEND (5-11yrs) - School Direct Training route
  • Full-time Primary (5-11yrs) - School Direct - Salaried route
  • Full-time Primary Maths Specialist (5-11yrs) - School Direct Training route
  • Part-Time Primary PE Specialist (5-11yrs) - School Direct Training route
  • Full-Time Middle (7-14yrs) - School Direct Training route
  • Full-Time Middle SEND (7-14yrs) - School Direct Training route
  • Full-time Primary (5-11yrs) - Graduate Apprenticeship Salaried route
  • Full-time Early Years (4-7yrs) - Graduate Apprenticeship Salaried route
  • Full-time Primary SEND (5-11yrs) - Graduate Apprenticeship Salaried route

Find out more about these PGCE courses


Find out which route into teaching is right for youThese are the PGCE entry requirementsFind out more about Essex and Thames Primary SCITT

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