Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance


What is SCITT? 

SCITT stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training.  It is a school-based route so you train to teach within our partner schools. SCITTs can award Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Who do we train? 

We are looking for outstanding teachers from a wide range of backgrounds. We are looking both for new graduates and those wanting a career change so we actively encourage anyone to apply.

 Is the course full time?

Yes, trainees will spend four days a week in schools and one day a week in central training with the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance and the University of Lincoln.

 What subjects are available?

We have places available across the following programmes:

  • Primary (3-11 years)
  • Secondary (11-19 years)

For details of the secondary subjects we train in, please click here.

At which school might I train? 

LTSA SCITT works with a large partnership of schools across Lincolnshire including lead schools and teaching schools. These schools reflect the diversity of types of establishments in our county. 

Please visit our training pages for more information. 

 Where is the course based?

Trainees will spend the majority of their time in their main teaching school, but will have the experience of teaching in a second, contrasting school. Time spent in the classroom will be supported by a weekly training element delivered to all trainees at either schools across the county, the University of Lincoln or a central training location in Lincoln.

 How much will the course cost?

£9250 is the current cost of the course.

 Can I receive funding for the course?

Those from the UK or EU are eligible for student loans to cover tuition fees and maintenance. Bursaries and scholarships may also be available for priority subject areas. Please click here for bursaries and funding information.

 How do I apply for the course?

Please click here for details of How to Apply to our programmes

Applications for the course are made through the teacher training page on UCAS. You are also able to search for our programmes through the DFE search tool. Please click here for UCAS Teacher Training.

What are the entry requirements? 

At a minimum:

  • A UK Honours degree (or equivalent)
  • All entrants have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4/grade C in GCSE English and mathematics.
  • All those who intend to teach pupils aged 3 to 11 additionally have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4/grade C in a GCSE science subject.
  • Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy & Numeracy

Please click here for further details.

My degree isn't in the subject I want to teach, can I still apply? 

Yes, at secondary providing that you have an A-Level in the subject you want to teach and may be willing to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course.  More SKE information can be found on the Department for Education’s Get into Teaching page, simply click here for more information.

 Do I need experience?

No, prior experience is not essential. However LTSA supports the School Experience Programme. 

More information on the School Experience Programme can be found here.

What are the Professional Skills Tests? 

Candidates joining the LTSA SCITT programme after 1 April 2020 do not need to undertake the Professional Skills Tests, however throughout training fundamental proficiencies in literacy and numeracy will need to be demonstrated.

What qualification will I receive? 

Upon successful meeting of the Teachers’ Standards and thereby completing the course, trainees will attain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Alongside this with the University of Lincoln, trainees will access a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters’ credits. 

Will I be employed after the course? 

Although we cannot guarantee employment, after successful completion of the course many trainees are employed within one of our partner schools.

What are the benefits of training with the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT? 

LTSA SCITT offers access to a diverse range of schools within Lincolnshire, to give an example these range from primary to secondary schools, mixed schools to single sex schools and comprehensive to grammar.  The Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance provides life-long professional development to trainees within Lincolnshire, including supporting and providing opportunities as a NQT, RQT, leadership roles and beyond. Please click here for our Train to Teach prospectus to find out more!

 What are we looking for?

We are looking for trainee teachers who will inspire our students through their enthusiasm and belief in the intrinsic value of their subject. 

  • A high quality degree demonstrating your subject knowledge​
  • The ability to communicate knowledge to a range of learners
  • High levels of interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach and open and willing to learn
  • A degree of resilience
  • Drive and ambition to become an outstanding teacher and a future leader
  • Reflective on your practice, with the ability to take and act upon advice

I have more questions, where can I find out more? 

We host information events across the county where you can find out more about teaching training and our programme, please check the SCITT events page for regular updates. 

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us directly by clicking here.