Why Choose RCTTP?

Have you grown tired of your current career? Would you like to work in a role where no day is the same? Fancy working in a rewarding career where you can inspire the next generation? Consider a switch to teaching! We can support individuals from almost any career in becoming a teacher via our hands-on, detailed training courses.

The SCITT programme is a 1 year full-time course which starts in September and finishes with the end of the academic year in July. We offer training in both Primary (key stage 1 and 2) and Secondary (key stage 3 and 4) Successful completion leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). RCTTP also offers a PGCE with Masters Level Credits alongside QTS.

Bursaries are also now available to support those on teaching courses. Find out more about our courses and apply by visiting the Department for Education website here.

Why Choose RCTTP?

School Placements

The majority of the trainee’s time is spent in the host school which enables them to build strong relationships with colleagues and pupils, maintain continuity of teaching and fully become part of a school; trainees develop a sense of belonging and are immersed in school life. Trainees are not responsible for finding their own placements.


During the first half-term, trainees are not expected to teach. Time will be spent observing experienced colleagues and learning about the craft of the classroom. In the second half of the Autumn term trainees will teach a 30% timetable. The teaching commitment increases to 50% in the Spring term and 70% in the Summer term of the training year.

Central Training

Weekly central training takes the form of ‘taught’ sessions that are delivered by experienced, expert practitioners. The sessions are grounded in theory and also provide practical strategies and techniques that can then be applied to classroom practice. Central training also provides an opportunity for trainees to share and reflect on their school experience.

Mentoring and Support

All primary trainees have a school based Mentor who may also be the Class Teacher. Secondary trainees have a Professional Mentor who oversees training and a Subject Mentor who will focus on the development of subject knowledge. Also, all trainees have a Partnership Tutor, an experienced, expert practitioner and Course Leaders who provide pastoral and academic support for all trainees.

School Based Training

School training is individualised to meet each trainee’s needs and will include a variety of activities including focused lesson observations of colleagues, weekly tutorials with Mentors, attendance at school-based training activities, team planning and teaching, focused meetings with school specialists, and colleague & pupil shadowing.


All trainees must demonstrate that they have fully met each of the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the course in order to be awarded QTS. Assessment is continual and is carried out through lesson observations, termly reviews of practice, formal assignments and Partnership Tutor visits.

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What people say

I was asked during my interview why I chose this training programme instead of any other. I thought it would give me the best training of any that I’d found and I stand by that even more now. The support and guidance I got was exemplary.


This course really is fantastic. I feel personally that I could not have been given a better start to my teaching career.


Trainees have stated to me that all sessions without exception have been valuable to them mainly because they felt the nature and the content of the sessions had been well thought out and prepared in detail making them highly relevant to their classroom experiences

Partnership Tutor

One of the many strengths the RCTTP course offers is the high standard of support to trainees and I am especially thankful for that and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course


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