Our training
programmes

We offer Primary and Secondary school based training through School Direct & Core SCITT Programmes leading to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option for a Masters level PGCE.

Unsalaried School Direct Programmes

Unsalaried Secondary School Direct Programmes are offered in the following subjects:

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Art & Design

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Biology (Full-time and Part-time)

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Business Studies (teaching students aged 14-18) 

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Chemistry (Full-time and Part-time)

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Computing (Full-time and Part-time)

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Design & Technology

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Drama

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English 

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Food

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Geography

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History

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Maths (Full-time and Part-time)

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Media Studies (teaching students aged 14-18)

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Modern Languages

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Music

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PE

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Physics (Full-time and Part-time)

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Religious Education

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Social Sciences* (teaching students aged 14-18)

*Social Sciences can incorporate any of the following subjects: Sociology, Psychology, PSHE, Citizenship and Health & Social Care)

 

Salaried School Direct Programmes

We have a limited number of school direct salaried training places at Primary level. Candidates applying for the salaried route should demonstrate a high level of experience leading training or classes and excellent national curriculum knowledge.

Core SCITT Programmes

  • Full Time programme in PE

There’s no difference in the training you will receive on either the Core or School Direct programme. Offering training places on the Core programme allows us to recruit more trainees to these popular subjects.

Assessment Only

This is a 12 week employment based route for achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst working as a teacher. This is only open to experienced candidates currently employed as unqualified teachers. Please contact us for more information.

Teach Independent

A two year Initial Teacher Training programme for unqualified teachers employed in the independent secotor. This programme is tailored to meet the needs of the Independent Sector, delivered and accredited by George Abbot SCITT in partnership with RGS Guildford.

 Salaried ProgrammesUnsalaried ProgrammesAssessment Only
QTS gainedYesYesYes
PGCE gainedNoOptionalNo
Salary received by
trainee
Primary between £12k-17.5k
Part time TBC
RIS dependent on teaching subject and location
NilTrainee must already be employed as an unqualified teacher
Training bursaries availableDependent on subject and degree levelDependent on
subject and
degree level
No
Student loans availableNoYesNo
Fees payable by
trainee
Nil£8250 QTS Only
£9000 QTS and PGCE
Nil
Fees payable by employing school
Length of ProgrammeSchool Direct 1 year
RIS 2/3 years
Part Time 2 years
36 weeks term time onlyUp to 12 weeks

Salaried Programmes

QTS gained – Yes

PGCE gained – Optional

Salary received by trainee – 
Primary between £12k-17.5k

Training bursaries available – 
No

Student loans available – No

Fees payable by trainee – Nil

Length of Programme – 36 weeks term time only

Unsalaried Programmes

QTS gained – Yes

PGCE gained – Yes (Optional)

Salary received by trainee – Nil

Training bursaries available – Dependent on subject and degree level

Student loans available – Yes

Fees payable by trainee – £8300 QTS only
£9250 QTS with PCGE

Length of Programme – 36 weeks term time only
Part-time trainees 4 terms

Assessment Only

QTS gained – Yes

PGCE gained –  No

Salary received by trainee –
Trainee must already be employed as an unqualified teacher

Training bursaries available – No

Student loans available – No

Fees payable by trainee – 
Nil
Fees payable by employing school

Length of Programme – 
Up to 12 weeks

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