Our Programmes


Through our School Direct, SCITT and Apprenticeship programmes we endeavour to provide an outstanding academic and ‘hands-on’ school based experience in a variety of phases and settings. We aim to ensure that our programmes are bespoke to each trainees individual journey into either secondary, special or primary careers.

We also aim to offer employment at the end of the training period for successful candidates where suitable vacancies arise, or assist with gainful employment within our alliance of schools. Upon successful completion of our  programmes, trainees will have the ability and capacity to work in either the secondary, special or primary sector.

School Direct Programme

We are currently accepting applications for our  Non Salaried School Direct courses commencing September 2021. 

Primary and Special Educational Needs (SEN) Pathways

We will provide:

An outstanding academic (The University of Derby) and ‘hands-on’ school-based experience in a primary or special school setting

A bespoke training package based on Derby University’s outstanding teacher training programme

The support and guidance of an experienced mentor and link tutor

Learn alongside inspiring, passionate, outstanding teachers

Learn to be a successful, confident and effective teacher

Train in a schools that are spread across Derbyshire and Staffordshire, accessing a variety of specialisms

A stimulating learning experience in a variety of schools, contexts and localities

The opportunity to study for Masters credits with Derby University


SCITT (School Centered ITT) Programme

We are currently accepting applications for our  SCITT programme in the subjects of PE, History, DT, Maths, English, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, which commence September 2021. 

Secondary Pathway

We will provide:

Four days in school from the beginning of September. During time in school you will be guided by an experienced mentor.

One day per week you will join other teacher trainees to be trained on aspects such as how to walk and talk like a teacher, plan lessons effectively, behaviour management and how to really stretch and challenge students.

Secondary trainees will spend September to December in  the ‘Home School’. From December to Easter you will have the opportunity to experience life in a contrasting secondary school. From Easter to the end of the programme you will return to your initial school.

For the PGCE route this is delivered through the University of Hull. You will spend approximately 3 days over the year with your tutors from the University of Hull. Usually based at Notre Dame in Sheffield / virtually.

The Sheffield SCITT only provides Un-Salaried courses. 


Teaching Apprenticeship Programme

We are currently accepting applications for our  Apprenticeship programme with potential places being available through our SEN pathway. This will be in reaction to our alliances requirement for apprentice teachers.

If you are interested in the apprentice route and require further information about potential vacancies, please get in touch.


Apply to our Courses

Further information about the courses listed above and how to apply can be found on the ‘Get into Teaching’ website by clicking here.

If you are ready to apply you can do so by clicking  here.