School based teacher training








High quality bespoke

training to meet your

needs and support you

during your training

year and beyond

Train to be a teacher

in schools which

improve outcomes

for all students and

where you can really

make a difference



A SCITT is a training provider which is based exclusively in a school, giving trainee teachers the opportunity to gain ‘on the job’ experience of teaching from the start of their training.
Landau Forte College Derby SCITT is able to recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status. We believe that a research element of the programme is important so we also work in partnership with the University of Derby to award PGCE with 60 Master’s level credits.
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Why train with us?

Landau Forte College Derby is rated ‘Outstanding’ and has the leading Progress 8 and Attainment 8 results in the city at KS4 and KS5, particularly for disadvantaged students. Our staff work incredibly hard to support trainee teachers whilst making a difference to the outcomes of all the young people in our care and we are justifiably proud of our learning environment. We have a growing partnership of secondary schools across the local region where you may be placed to teach students in the age range of 11-16 years.

We are proud that 100% of the trainees who completed the course in 2018 found employment, the majority within the local area. Our former trainees have had successful career progression into middle leadership roles only a few years after gaining Qualified Teacher Status.

If you decide to begin your journey with us we will offer you opportunities which span your career and you will be able to join a range of professional development courses that we offer from the Landau Forte Teaching School Alliance.

What our trainees say about us:

“One of the benefits of choosing a SCITT route, for me, was feeling I was a valued part of the science team right from the start rather   than a ‘visiting trainee’, but still being able to gain a PGCE qualification – the best of both worlds! The support I have received from my mentor, subject knowledge tutor and SCITT team has been invaluable and tailored to my own progress.  I chose Landau Forte SCITT as I was impressed by the positive relationships between staff and students on my visits and I have not been disappointed. Come and see for yourself!”

Sharon KenworthyTrainee Tutor of Biology, 2016-17

The reason I chose LFC Derby SCITT was due to the fact it offered me a chance to be fully involved in the school’s community and feel a real part of a subject department from the outset. I have had the chance to witness a variety of teaching styles which has helped me to form my own. This, coupled with various opportunities for new experiences, has helped me to become a fully-fledged teacher in such a brilliant school environment”

Richard GidlowTrainee Tutor of English, 2016-17

“The support that is constantly offered by everyone I come into contact with has been fantastic”
“The quality of the Subject Knowledge sessions is excellent.  It is completely personalised and is therefore relevant to our own planning and experiences”

Erin Merlin Trainee Tutor of Physics, 2015-16

“Being a SCITT trainee has allowed me to interact with young people and demonstrate my passion for learning and history.  It has been fast paced and has really allowed me to integrate as a Tutor from the offset.”

Taran HayreTrainee Tutor of History, 2015-16

“I am thoroughly enjoying my training with Landau Forte and I look forward to my future career in teaching.”

Kate BrattTrainee Tutor of English, 2015-16

For more information

Want to find out more about training with us? Get in touch today, we would be happy to talk to you about our SCITT route into teaching and invite you to one of our forthcoming taster days.