School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a great way to have your training supported by experienced teachers. Training includes tutorials and seminars that cover the same material as university or college-based courses.  

How it works

  • The SCITT is led by experienced, practising teachers, tailored towards local training needs.
  • You will be based in one placement school from the consortium, while also completing a second teaching practice at another school. 
  • The programme lasts one year, commencing in September. You will train alongside experienced teaching staff, building up your teaching practice.  
  • You train each week on a range of professional studies and subject specific training sessions. A consecutive Key Stage experience and second school placement is arranged by the provider. 

The SCITT has over 15 years’ experience as an accredited, school-based initial teacher training provider.

Training provides a strong focus on practical, classroom-based experience.   Courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status in primary practice.  


Apply through UCAS Teacher Training using one of the following course codes.

Tuition Fee training places

Provider code E37, course code 2BKL

Fees are £7,500. You can apply for a student loan or self-fund. 

School Direct Salaried training places in the St Leonards/Hastings/nearby area

Provider code 1CA, course code 2SZY 

School Direct Salaried training places across East Sussex and surrounding areas:

Provider code 24B, course code 2KXN  

If you are applying for a salaried training place you will need to indicate in your personal statement that a school/academy can provisionally offer a salaried placement. 

Contact details

Telephone: 01424 853521 

Routes offered

Tuition Fee and School Direct Salaried training places 

Subjects and phases


Location of training and partner schools

You can train at any suitable school in the East Sussex or surrounding area. 

Lead partnership training schools: 

Robsack Wood Primary Academy Teaching School (programme lead) 
Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School 
Manor Primary School
Newick Teaching School  
St Mark’s Teaching School  
The Haven Voluntary Aided C E Methodist Primary School