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 more about Essex & Thames SCITT, PGCE Entry Requirements & Routes into TeachinG

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