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Secondary Course

We work in partnership with Inspiring Leaders to train outstanding teachers who make a significant difference to their pupils, their schools and their profession. Inspiring Leaders is an established and successful provider of initial teacher training at primary and we are excited to be offering secondary training as part of their SCITT.

As an outstanding teaching school, heading an alliance of around 30 schools and a growing Multi Academy Trust based in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, we offer an opportunity to work with highly experienced professionals from across our partner schools. With such a wide range of professionals and settings, we are proud to be able to tailor a training experience to meet the needs of each of our trainees. Every trainee works alongside an experienced mentor and has the continuous support of an ITT Co-ordinator, as well as access to an extensive and excellent professional development programme.

ILTT Centre Based Training

Our taught programme will leave trainees inspired by some of the most passionate, expert teachers in our partnership of schools. The majority of our facilitators are Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs), who are teachers and leaders who have been recongnised by the government for their expertise and specialist knowledge and are also currently practising in the classroom on a daily basis. Being taught by current practitioners will allow trainees to learn from those who can give them the most up to date information and strategies in teaching and learning.

We pride ourselves in providing trainees with the opportunity to learn from, and be enthused by some of the most exceptional professionals in their fields.

University Based Training

ILTT work with two highly regarded Universities; Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and University of Leicester (UoL). ILTT provides trainees with the unique opportunity to choose which University they wish to join regardless of the cohort or course you are a part of. Whilst the universities are responsible for delivering and accrediting the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), ILTT work closely with each university to ensure trainees are being provided with the best possible training so that the information provided can be transferred into their own classroom practice.


Independent Study

All of our trainees will spend some time independently researching and studying current and relevant research to support their teaching practice just like a fully qualified teacher. We are seeking applicants who are naturally curious and who seek to constantly improve their performance through personal research and study.

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Course details


QTS is accredited by Inspiring Leaders, an Outstanding SCITT Provider. Assessments are carried out bi-termly and cover pastoral and course elements.

PGCE – Accredited by NTU for Nottinghamshire.

Assignments are overseen, supervised and assessed by the university, with link support from Inspiring Leaders and Professional Tutors.

Trainees have access to Inspiring Leaders and NTU libraries and

Practice is assessed in KS3 and KS4.


Trainees attend school for 4 days per week with 1 day of training per week. Trainees have a host school as their main placement and spend half a term in a different school with focus days in SEND and KS2

Subject Knowledge

Subject Knowledge audits are carried out to inform individualised programme of development.

Trainees will access 6 x subject specific days and 4 project days. In addition to this, trainees will have small group and 1:1 guidance from experienced SCITT Subject Tutors. Project based work allows a flexible approach to address specific areas for development.

Specialisms can be chosen in different areas such as SEND, Lower or High ability students, to tailor trainee Subject Knowledge.

All trainees attend Safeguarding training at the beginning of the course.


In School Support

Each trainee has a Professional Tutor, Learning Coach and Class Mentor.


The course runs from August to July and it is a full-time course.

Teaching Practice

Teaching practice builds up gradually over the year. 40% by Christmas, 60% by Easter, 80% by the end of the course.

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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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