School-Centred Initial Teacher Training PGCE

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers are networks of schools approved by the government to run their own teacher training courses and award Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

On a SCITT PGCE course, all or most of your training, support and practical teaching placements are provided by the SCITT and take place in schools within the partnership. The University quality-assures your Masters-level work for the award of the PGCE, and may also provide some teaching. Different SCITTs will offer different subject choices, so you should contact them directly to discuss the options.

SCITT providers

The University of Leicester works with a number of School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers across Leicestershire and beyond.

Grand Union Teaching Partnership

Based in Towcester, the Grand Union Teaching Partnership offers the Primary PGCE and the following subjects for Secondary PGCE:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science

Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training

Based in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training offers the Primary PGCE.

Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

Based in Leicestershire, the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT offers the following subjects for Secondary PGCE:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • History
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Physical Education
  • Design and Technology

Choosing a route

Take a look at our study routes page to find our more about the different ways you can study for a Leicester PGCE and how they compare.

If you're still unsure, feel free to contact our PGCE team, who will be happy to help. Alternatively, come along to one of our regular Routes into Teaching events to find out more about your options.