Leeds SCITT are one of the longest operating SCITTs in West Yorkshire with enviable employment rates.
We work in close partnership with Leeds Trinity University, all of our secondary teacher training courses offer both QTS and a Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (FHEQ Level 6). However, our trainees are registered to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCert) (FHEQ Level 7). L6 & L7 awards are from Leeds Trinity University.
All PGCE courses with Leeds SCITT are offered in the 11-16 age range with the opportunity to experience teaching at post-16 level.
As a Leeds SCITT trainee, you will be immersed in the school environment from week one and you will be seen as a professional by school staff, pupils and parents. This allows you to take the theory, thinking and research and implement this in the classroom, ensuring you develop your ‘teacher’ persona as quickly as possible.
Our courses are divided into three main stages. The Lead School Experience is spent predominantly in your Lead School with the other trainees in your subject and this is where you will begin your teaching of classes in pairs or individually.
Stage A is when you start your first full time teaching placement in a partnership school, teaching a reduced timetable with support and guidance from your Subject Mentor.
Finally, Stage B allows you to consolidate your learning in a full time teaching placement in a different partnership school as you prepare for your first teaching job.