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Train to teach and power up your postcode 

Aldridge Education are delighted to be offering a route into teaching with high quality school-based training taking place in our family of schools across the country. The School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme is a one year teacher training course which enables you to train and develop your skills in the classroom. 


Our research-led programme is designed to give you plenty of practical experience as well as subject-specific training and a deep understanding of effective teaching methods.

You’ll be in the classroom from September 2024 and will benefit from the support of a trained mentor throughout your training.

At the end of our programme, you’ll be awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).


Our partnership

We’re working in partnership with Teach First to develop and deliver this programme. Teach First have worked with a range of educational experts and school leaders to develop our research led SCITT course.

With 20 years’ experience as the largest Initial Teacher Training provider in the country, Teach First are committed to helping all teachers reach their potential and have the greatest impact possible on the pupils they teach.

Teach First's Initial Teacher Training was recently inspected by Ofsted and has again been rated outstanding in all areas.

Subjects we offer

Our September 2024 cohort will be secondary trainees from the following subjects. We have placements available in London, Brighton, Darwen and Salford (Manchester).

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

  • Geography

  • RE

  • MfL

  • Business

  • PE

  • Music

If you are interested in the following subjects, please do email us an expression of interest with your preferred school. We will consider adding these to our offer if the interest is there:

  • History

Find out more

You will find the full course information on the Teach First website:

Further information about funding and support is also available here:    

Any other questions will be answered in our SCITT brochure:


Apply today!

Visit and choose Aldridge Education as a provider. We’ll then contact you directly with information about the next steps in the application process.

All offers are subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks.


Our SCITT locations

Here to help

If you have any questions please contact Poppy Nobes, Aldridge Education Head of Professional Development, by emailing

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