When do applications open and close for courses starting in September 2024?

Teacher Training runs in cycles and the application round for 2024/2025 training placements with the OTT SCITT is now open. 

Where do I apply and how can I find out about current place / subject availability?

You can search for availability and apply online through the DFE Apply service.  You need to search for courses using the code 24T. 

Are there any salaried places?

We have no salaried places available in 24/25. 

Do you offer a Part-Time route?

Yes – there is more information on part time training on the OTT SCITT website. 

Where can I find out more about the financial bursaries on offer?

Visit the DFE website here to see the most accurate information regarding financing for bursaries and scholarships or student finance.

How much are the fees with the OTT SCITT for 2024/2025?

Full-time Programme:

  • QTS with PGCE £9250
  • QTS only £8150

Part-time Programme:

  • QTS with PGCE £11,500 (£6,935 in Y1, £4,565 in Y2)
  • QTS only £10,300 (£6,935 in Y1, £3,365 in Y2)

All paid directly to the OTT SCITT, either independently or through SFE/ SLC. The online student finance calculator through gov.uk is helpful for calculating maintenance payments and the SFE helpdesk can provide support.

Will I still get a PGCE qualification on this course?

Yes, our trainees finish with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE. However if you wish to take QTS only that option is available. 

How long after I have applied will I find out if I have been successful?

We do appreciate that you will be anxious to know the outcome of your application. Application decisions will be made as soon as possible. 

Can I gain classroom experience within OTT SCITT schools?

Yes, school experience days are available at certain points of the year. 

You should apply for a school experience place at Kennet School, St Bartholomew’s School or The Downs School through the DFE school experience portal.

How can I best prepare for the application process?

Competition for places on our programme is high and so you should prepare as thoroughly as possible. We are looking for candidates with a strong moral purpose, a commitment to improving student’s lives and the skills, personal qualities and subject knowledge to be an effective teacher. In terms of preparation we would recommend that you:

  • Gain as much classroom experience as possible
  • Research past and recent changes in your subject area
  • Ensure that your literacy and numeracy skills are of an acceptable standard
  • Ask yourself the questions:
    • Why do I want to be a teacher?
    • Why have I chosen to teach at secondary or primary level?
    • Why do I want to teach my subject?
    • What do I know about current initiatives in education?

 

There are further FAQs on teacher training available here.

For more information about our training placements you can also contact us through our website or the OTT SCITT website or call Mandy Alexander on 01635 270096.

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