Train to teach in North Lincolnshire

Information about training to become a primary or secondary school teacher in North Lincolnshire.

What we offer

The North Lincolnshire School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Partnership offers a bespoke, high-quality, full-time, school-based teacher training programme. It is delivered in partnership with academies and schools across North Lincolnshire – along with dedicated school-based mentors and course tutors.

Successful trainees have an excellent chance of securing their first teaching post after completing the programme. Over 95 per cent of the 2020/2021 cohort are now employed in a teaching role in North Lincolnshire.

To find out if you are eligible for the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership teacher training programme, visit Get Into Teaching.

How to apply

You can apply for the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership teacher training programme through the Apply now button below. The process can seem complicated, but we’ve put together this helpful guide:

  • Go to the postgraduate teacher training courses finder on gov.uk and press ‘start now’.
  • On the next page, choose to find courses by school, university or other training provider and enter ‘North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership’ then press continue.
  • Select the course you are interested in – you will then be able to see more details about the course. At the bottom of the page press ‘apply’ and on the following page press ‘apply for this course’
  • You will then be on the application page.

If you would like more help with the application process, then please speak to the team – contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

The North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership offers school-centred initial teacher training courses in North Lincolnshire from September to June.

For the academic year commencing in September 2023, we have many primary school (five to 11-year-old age phase) places. We also have secondary school (11 to 16-year-old age phase) places in the following specialisms:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Education


Start by deciding on the course you would like to train in and apply for it through Apply. A helpful guide on how to complete the application process is near the top of this page. Ensure you complete the application process fully and apply as early as possible – Apply opens from October and continues until the end of July.


After successfully applying and going through the shortlisting and recruitment process, you will begin your school-centred initial teacher training programme. The training 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 your time in schools and will have a school-based mentor who is a teacher in your host school, as well as receiving central training to support you.

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


The assessment process is ongoing throughout the course, which allows you to access support and training appropriate to your individual needs.

By the end of the course, you must demonstrate your 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.


Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a full Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in association with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.

Tuition fee

Our tuition fee for 2023/2024 will be £9,250. This is inclusive of a PGCE awarded through our HEI Partner, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.

Tuition fee loans

As a trainee you 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 fee will be paid directly to your university or provider by the Student Loans Company. In this case, to the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership.

Some trainees 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 trainees 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.

Information about funding for ITT  can be found on the Gov.uk website.

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.


If have any questions about the North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership, or anything else regarding teacher training in North Lincolnshire, then please get in touch.


01724 297000