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Make a change. Make a difference

Career Changer Initial Teacher Training Courses
Family Friendly Training
Juggling teacher training with a family can be a challenge. We are here to support you. Find out more
Teacher Taster Days
Find out more about our Teacher Taster days and what it's like to teach in a Primary or Secondry School
Our Teacher Training Courses
Learn more about our School-centred Primary and Secondary initial teacher training courses

We know you have already succeeded in one walk of life but are now ready for a new challenge – a challenge where you can make a real difference and change lives. And if you are thinking of changing career, you’re in good company.  Every year, we train many professionals who have decided to use the skills and experience gained in other sectors, to become teachers.

Whether you have just started to think about changing career or already know that teaching is right for you, we are here to help.

Why we think you’ll make a great teacher

From your experience, you will have a number of transferable skills that help you become an amazing teacher.  During your teacher training, we will work with you to enhance these skills, as well as developing new ones.

Good teachers are strong communicators

Good teachers have a commitment to learning

Good teachers are organised

Good teachers have a passion to inspire

Supporting you to realise your dream

We know that deciding to change career and become a teacher is a big decision.  To help you make the right decision that is best for you, we offer a number of opportunities to find out more, ask questions and hear from others that have already made the career change.


What qualifications do I need to become a teacher?

If you have a degree or equivalent qualification, then you’re ready for postgraduate primary and secondary initial teacher training.

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How can I finance my Teacher Training?

If you are thinking about training to become a teacher, you are probably wondering how you can fund your training.  Find out about the options available to you.

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How can I improve my IT Skills?

We understand that you may be feeling apprehensive about using new technology but don’t worry.

Prior to your course start, you will self-assess your ICT skills and develop in the areas that will be beneficial to you while you are on the course.  We will guide you to helpful resources and we also run drop-in IT surgeries, where are SCITT Tech can support you with advice and getting everything set up.

How can I develop my Subject Knowledge?

If you are looking to teach Secondary, your degree will need to align to your chosen teaching subject.  Where it doesn’t align perfectly then we will assess the module breakdown and you will be able to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course to develop your knowledge in that subject.

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Amy’s Story

When Amy decided to swap the boardroom for the classroom, she was apprehensive about changing her career and starting teacher training.

Teach Primary

Our Primary Initial Teacher Training Courses are designed to prepare you for a career in teaching, giving you the skills and knowledge to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life, regardless of their background and circumstances.

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Teach Secondary

The trainees who choose our school-based approach to becoming a secondary school teacher often select it due to the wealth of teaching experience offered, the extensive hands-on practice it provides and the continuous support on offer alongside the training.

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Gain School Experience

Completing some school experience prior to interview or as part of your decision process can be really beneficial.  Find out more about the opportunities available and what our School Experience days offer.

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'Get into Teaching' Events

Our Teacher Training Information events are relaxed and informal events, designed to give you the opportunity to find out more about school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) and what Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training can offer you.

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Get in touch

Are you ready to start your journey?

We would love to hear from you to discuss how we can support your application to become a teacher, Please contact us via phone or by filling in the form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.


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