Teach First partnership 

We are delighted to partner with Teach First to provide teacher training and CPD opportunities for teachers. 

Teach First, is a national charity that develops and supports teachers and leaders who are determined to make a difference where it is needed the most. For more information about our programmes please see below.  If you have any queries please email teach@bccet.org.uk  

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)  

This programme is a one-year teacher-training course, which enables you to train and develop your skills in the classroom.  

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 will be interacting every day with pupils and working as a member of teaching staff in a school local to you.  

This research-led programme is designed to give you plenty of practical experience as well as subject-specific training and a deep understanding of effective teaching methods. 

You will 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 will be awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). 

Courses we offer

Primary 4-11

Primary 3-7 

Secondary  – Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, RE, Music, PE , MFL 


To be eligible to apply you will need: 

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent. 
  • 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. Most equivalency test providers are accepted. 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. 

Fees and financial support 

  • The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.   
  • The tuition fees for UK/EU students are typically: Full-time: £9,250 per year. 

You will be registered as a full-time student throughout the programme so have access to lots of student benefits, as well as a student loan to cover your fees.

For some subjects you may be eligible to apply for a bursary or grant to support you throughout your training of up to £30,000 find out more on this website Scholarships and bursaries | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (education.gov.uk)

If eligible, you can also apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 to cover your teacher training, so you do not need to pay course fees upfront and a maintenance loan of up to £13,022 to help with living costs. You can still apply for a tuition fee and a maintenance loan if you already have a student loan, and regardless of whether you get a teaching bursary or scholarship. You will only have to make loan repayments once you’re earning. To find out visit this website Scholarships and bursaries | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (education.gov.uk)

We encourage potential applicants to check on the Department for Education’s website to find out more about funding options getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-support  

How to apply 

Applications for September 2024 places are now open.

Visit http://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training and choose Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust as a provider. We will then contact you directly with information about the next steps in the application process. All offers are subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks. 

Useful Links 

Download BCCET Teach First SCITT brochure 

Visit Apply for teacher training 

Visit Get into teaching funding and support 

Visit Our Schools page to find locations of Bishop Chadwick schools 

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