Teacher Training Opportunities in Southend

Thinking of becoming a Teacher?

You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life.

As a teacher, you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject to help children unlock capabilities and talents that they didn’t even know they had. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too. In addition to planning and teaching a range of engaging lessons, you can indulge in your hobbies and interests as part of your work by getting involved in after-school clubs, trips or sport. To teach within England and Wales you need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

How can Essex and Thames SCITT help you?

The SCITT teacher training route is designed and delivered by groups of neighbouring schools and colleges. Most of the training is delivered in the classroom by experienced teachers.  All secondary SCITT courses include a PGCE qualification. 

Entry Requirements

The basic entry requirements for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) are as follows:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (previously ‘C’) or standard equivalent in GCSE examinations in English and mathematics
  • GCSE Science grade C or above (or equivalent) for those applying for primary teaching only
  • A good degree for postgraduate routes into teaching; the grade will be determined by the accredited provider awarding Qualified Teacher Status
  • Professional Skills (numeracy and literacy) assessments are no longer part of this course.  A candidate's ability in English and mathematics are evaluated either before or during the course.

The Department for Education has a dedicated website to support those wishing to become Teachers, with a wide range of information and guidance - you will also be able to register with the Department for Education for tailored advice and guidance.

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