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LDST North West Teacher Training

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Programme Information

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Teach First to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) where you will gain Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE.


Who is the programme for? Is the programme right for me?

This programme is for future teachers looking for full-time ‘hands-on’ training in at least two schools close to your home. You’ll be in the classroom from September 2024 and benefit from the support of a trained mentor.  


There can be few things as rewarding as making a tangible difference in shaping the lives of young people, inspiring and mentoring them to become the best they can be. If you want to become a teacher and have a real impact every day, this programme is for you.


What is the programme in a nutshell?

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 SCITT course is ideal for people who are eager to learn on the job and make a difference in their community from day one. As a trainee, you’ll spend a majority of the week interacting with pupils and working as a member of teaching staff in a school local to you.


Our research-led programme will give you plenty of practical experience, along with phase and 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).


When does the programme start?

You’ll start your programme in September 2024 and complete the training in July 2025.


What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible to apply you will need:

  • An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
  • The ability to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the subject you are applying to teach, either through your degree qualification, your A Levels or relevant experience.
  • Grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths GCSEs, or equivalent qualification. To teach Primary, you will also need Grade 4 (C) or above in Science GCSE.
  • We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs. Functional skills qualifications are not equivalent to Maths and English GCSEs.
  • We accept most equivalency test providers. You will need to have passed your GCSE equivalency test before applying to our programme; we will not be able to process your application until you have passed.
  • Overseas qualifications will be reviewed by the UK national agency for international qualifications and skills (ENIC) to ensure they meet programme requirements.


International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK.

  • You already have this if, for example, you:
  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK


If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the student visa.


About Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust


Why choose LDST:

  • We have partnered with Teach First to deliver a SCITT programme that uses national expertise combined with delivery from local specialists.
  • We offer high quality intensive on the job training.
  • Our MAT is currently made up of 17 Primary Schools and 1 Secondary school.
  • We are in the unique position of having schools in the Trust that cover a range of local authorities.
  • LDST will be able to offer Trainees on the programme the opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience with ages 2 years through to 19 years.  This will give you broad, hands-on experiences of how the Key Stages link, strategies and practices involved in ensuring that children are prepared for each stage of their learning journey and provide you with a holistic view of the education journey. 
  • We have a proven track record of Staff Development and as a result we have demonstrable expertise in Quality First Teaching and Pedagogy.
  • Train with us and you will receive a programme of high-quality professional development, from experienced staff who have a passion for teaching and commitment to growing and developing the next generations of teachers.

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