Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a SCITT?
School Centred Initial Teacher Training

Why train in one?

  • Flexible with you, our trainee, at the centre of everything we do.
  • All training delivered by experienced and practising teachers.

What qualifications will I get?

  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
  • PGCE in pedagogy and practice validated by the University of Sussex.

Are primary and secondary places offered?
Yes- please see our list of secondary subjects and types of primary places offered here.

Are your places via the School Direct route?
We offer the training route and some salaried route places. We also have provider led places, in much the same way as universities do and you can apply to us, via UCAS, on any of these routes.

Do you have admission criteria?
We do- please look at our entry requirements page  for further information.

Do you offer subject knowledge enhancement and equivalency testing?
We do and are very happy to discuss our own requirements in these areas.

Will you provide coaching for the skills tests if I need it?
Yes- we do not want to lose potentially excellent trainees because they fail their skills tests.

Does PLS accept NARIC equivalence?
Yes, on a case by case basis. PLS has to ensure all the criteria of eligibility are met.