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.

trainees have been awarded QTS since 2016
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partnership Schools in Swindon, Wiltshire and surrounding areas
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"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:

Ascend Learning trust is working in partnership with Teach First to provide School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) which will gain you a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) after one year.

Ascend Learning Trust creates a sense of belonging for everyone. All our young people receive a holistic, world class education regardless of where they come from or their life challenges. They will leave their Ascend community with outcomes that opens doors to a fulfilling and successful future.

If you want to be a part of this, and work alongside ambitious, compassionate and dedicated people we welcome your application. Our mission is to develop and retain high quality professional who relentlessly pursue the Ascend vision.

Together we will foster a culture of compassion and inclusivity with high expectations and standards for all. Where horizons are limitless, and education is unmissable. 

Ascend SCITT – Ascend Learning Trust