North Wiltshire SCITT offers Initial Teacher Training in Wiltshire, Swindon and the surrounding areas. We offer one-academic year, full time teacher training courses in both Primary (5-11 years) and Secondary (11-16 and 14-19) Teacher Training.

We believe the best place to train teachers effectively in the highly complex art of teaching is in schools.  The close links we have with our partnership schools provide trainees with a broad spectrum of experiences. Trainees meet centrally for professional and subject specific training sessions.  This enables them to share good practice and discuss their experiences in their different settings.

By studying with us, you will work towards achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), recommended by North Wiltshire SCITT, and the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at level 7 (with 60 Master’s credits) accredited by Bath Spa University.

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trainees have been awarded QTS since 2016
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partnership Schools in Swindon, Wiltshire and surrounding areas
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of our course programme consists of school based training

"Our vision is to produce outstanding teachers who will ensure their students, whatever their starting point, thrive in all aspects of education. Our trainee teachers will value developing the whole person equally to the achievement of academic success."

North Wiltshire SCITT is proud of our English Subject Lead Tutor, Simon Gunstone, who won Pearson National Teaching Awards in 2020.

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Changes at SCITT

As part of a series of national changes to Initial Teacher Training, the North Wiltshire SCITT will not be operating as a single accredited organisation beyond August 2024.

Much of the existing network however will be joining a wider partnership operating across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire:

The partnership we will be offering full time and part time programmes in primary and all secondary subjects and working with a fantastic network of partner schools across Wiltshire.

Please visit the website to see details of all the programmes offered, training locations, and details about information events and application workshops.

Applications go through the DfE’s teacher training ‘apply’ portal and the provider code is 24T.