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Train to teach in North Lincolnshire

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Train in North Lincolnshire to become a teacher. Our school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programme suits candidates from a variety of backgrounds.

School-based initial teacher training in North Lincolnshire

We offer school-centred initial teacher training in both primary and secondary education.

We also offer an assessment only route to qualified teacher status (QTS) for people who already have substantial experience of teaching or instructing. Visit the Assessment only route on Gov.UK to find out about criteria and supporting advice.

Visit Get into Teaching to find out more about eligibility for teaching training.

We offer full-time courses from September to June. The course starts with an induction programme to create your personal training pathway (based on your requirements and previous experience).

The training programme includes:

  • school-based training in two contrasting schools
  • a centrally delivered professional studies course
  • school-based subject and pedagogical development
  • regular observations and tutorial support
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) module tutorials and study support

You will spend most of your time in school, working alongside a school-based trainer. Central training supports this training. Once you have completed the course, you will achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) with a post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE).

We provide the following opportunities for successful applicants:

  • A high-quality, full-time, school-centred initial teacher training programme delivered in partnership with academies, primary schools and secondary schools in North Lincolnshire.
  • A dedicated school-based trainer and course tutor to support you.
  • Training available in a choice of age phases: primary (5 to 11), secondary (11 to 16), with subject specialisms determined on an annual basis.
  • Successful trainees are awarded qualified teacher status with full PGCE in association with Bishop GrossetesteUniversity, Lincoln.
  • Excellent prospects for securing a first teaching post – the Partnership has a proven track-record of producing high-calibre teachers, many of whom now occupy positions of senior leadership.
  • A bespoke and personalised training programme to meet the needs of individual trainees so that they are able to achieve the highest possible outcomes.

The assessment process is ongoing throughout the course. This allows trainees to access support and training appropriate to their individual needs.

By the end of the course, trainees must demonstrate their achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards through the partnership’s e-portfolio system.

Our goal is that all trainees achieve the Teachers’ Standards to at least a “good” level.

All our trainees have a school-based trainer who is a teacher in the host school. The trainer will ensure your training fully complements and supports partnership-training sessions.

In addition, each trainee will have a partnership tutor with phase or subject specialist knowledge. They will visit the school on a half-termly basis to observe and review trainee progress.

Tuition fees

Our tuition fees for 2020/2021 will be £9,250. This is inclusive of a PGCE awarded through our HEi Partner, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.

Tuition fee loans

Eligible students will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover these costs.  This means that you won’t have to find the money before you start the course, or whilst you are studying. The fees will be paid directly to your university or provider by the Loans Company. In this case, to the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership.

Some students choose to pay their own fees. These are due in two instalments to the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership. Half at the beginning and half at the end of the training.

Maintenance grant

Assessment of students living in England is carried out by Student Finance England and administered through the Student Loans Company.

Student Finance England will determine whether or not you are eligible for a maintenance grant under this system.

Bursaries and scholarships

Bursaries are available for training in many secondary subjects. Scholarships are also available in a number of secondary subjects.

Salaries whilst training

Unfortunately, there are currently no salaried training places in North Lincolnshire schools. 

Other financial support

There is a range of financial support on offer for trainee teachers. This includes maintenance loans and extra financial support for parents, people who have a disability and people who have an adult dependent. For more information please visit Get Into Teaching

You may also be eligible for a Council Tax discount

All applicants are required to complete a ‘fit for job’ assessment. A successful enhanced disclosure from the DBS is also required before commencing the course. We will fund both of these checks for you.

Applications must be made via the UCAS portal.  Use the search facility on the UCAS website to find us and read in detail what we offer.

Application deadlines

As a provider, we aim to be as flexible, supportive and responsive in terms of our recruitment processes.  Applications are accepted until all places have been filled. Assessment days take place throughout the year, organised to meet the demand.  Please apply as soon as possible to have a better chance of gaining a place in September.

Application support

We can offer practical advice to help you decide if teaching is the career for you, and if school-based training is the best route for you to take. We will talk you through the recruitment process to help you apply successfully.

For information on teaching careers in North Lincolnshire take please visit Teach North Lincs

You can find vacancies for all council jobs, including teaching posts on our latest council jobs pages.

If you are passionate about teaching and looking to work in a friendly, progressive environment, we would love to hear from you.

We offer a supportive NQT induction package with continuing professional development.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of applying to our teacher training programme, please contact us.