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What type of teacher training is on offer?

 You can apply for different types of teacher training through Mid Essex ITT:

  1. Fee-paying (unsalaried) teacher training - full time
  2. Fee-paying (unsalaried) teacher training - part time
  3. Salaried
  4. Assessment Only

Fee-paying (unsalaried) Teacher Training (SCITT)

Fee-paying courses are sometimes referred to as 'SCITT' (school-centred initial teacher training), 'provider-led' or 'School Direct'. Although there are tuition fees to pay, many subjects are eligible for a government funded bursary of up to £29,000. Upon successfully completing the course, trainees will be awarded QTS and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

This route is suitable for candidates who have not had much (or any) school experience as the course will start off with a period of observation and then build up to teaching, with a timetable that increases steadily. Trainees on this route will always have a mentor in the room with them. Trainees will have two placement schools, one 'A placement' school, and a second, shorter, 'B placement' school,

Our full-time course lasts ten months from September to June, whereas the part-time course lasts up to two years.

Salaried Teacher Training

This route is best suited to applicants with significant school-based experience, ideally in a teaching capacity. Salaried trainees will start teaching their own classes from the start and will have a higher teaching load than the fee-paying (unsalaried) trainees.

You will be employed as a an unqualified teacher and receive a salary as you train (£20,598 in 2023-2024). Your school will also pay your tuition fees for you. At the end of the course you will receive QTS. Some salaried trainees do opt to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education too, so please let us know if this is something that would interest you.

Mid Essex ITT can offer salaried places in:

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • English
  • Geography 
  • Languages
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics

Assessment Only

To find out more about this route, please visit our Assessment Only page.