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


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Choosing Landau Forte SCITT will enable graduates to undertake all their teaching practice and formal training within a school environment, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which you will need to be able to teach in most UK schools. Alongside our SCITT programme you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with masters credits) in conjunction with our university partner.

Landau Forte SCITT works in partnership with other local schools  and this allows teachers in those schools to share excellent practice and the most recent innovations with trainees. Our SCITT programme is designed and delivered by outstanding practitioners with current, relevant classroom experience.

School based training allows trainees to develop the necessary competencies to meet the challenges of teaching effectively in a school.

For graduates with the ambition to become reflective, well-informed teachers, wanting to achieve outstanding outcomes in their teaching practice, the Landau Forte SCITT offers the ideal environment for initial teacher training.

Teaching is a very rewarding profession where you can make a real difference every day to the life of a young person and have a real impact on their future. Teaching is more than a job; it’s an exciting career where no two days are the same.

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Why train with us?

Landau Forte College Derby where our SCITT is based is rated ‘Outstanding’ and has the leading Progress 8 and Attainment 8 results for GCSE in Derbyshire and ranked first in the Good Schools Guide (2019) . We are immensely proud that a number of colleagues were trained via the SCITT route.  Our staff here, and in our partner schools, 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 and the difference we make to disadvantaged students. We have a growing partnership of secondary schools across the local region. We take a lot of care to match you to a school and mentor where we think you will flourish.

The majority of our trainees are employed in the local area, where they can really make a difference within our local communities. Our former trainees have had successful career progression into middle leadership roles only a few years after gaining Qualified Teacher Status.

What our trainees say about us:

“One of the benefits of choosing a SCITT route was feeling I was a valued part of the science team right from the start rather than a ‘visiting trainee’. I was able to gain QTS and a PGCE qualification but this was all done through the SCITT – the best of both worlds! The support I received from my mentor, subject knowledge tutor and SCITT team wasinvaluable 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 KenworthyLeader of Key Stage 3 Science (Trainee 2016-17)

The reason I chose Landau and the SCITT route 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 GidlowLeader of Key Stage 3 English (Trainee 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 Teacher of Physics (trainee 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 teacher from the offset. I really enjoyed the training I received at the SCITT – it was up to date, relevant and allowed us to reflect and critique new research and pedagogical theories.”

Taran HayreLeader of Key Stage 3 History, (Trainee 2015-16)

I truly believe that Landau Forte SCITT is the best route into teaching, it provides you with so much support and guidance on your journey to becoming a teacher- I was able to start my career fully prepared.

Natalie WatkinsLeader of KS3 Mathematics (Trainee 2017-18)

The SCITT staff are extremely supportive and ensure that all trainees are offered helpful guidance from mentors, subject specialist tutors and outside agencies to become successful teachers. The year will be hard but it will be worth it in the end, the team will make sure you flourish in your chosen career.

Amber BainesTeacher of English (Trainee 2018-19)

The SCITT course is 100% the best way into teaching. The framework of learning and the level of support is fantastic; working with mentors and building up your teaching skills and timetable throughout the year. Trainees get to spread their wings and experience the environment of another school during a second contrasting placement after Christmas, before returning to their main placement to complete the course. I can’t recommend Landau SCITT enough. If you are considering it, do it!

Andy Denness-HullandTeacher of Art and Design (Trainee 2017-18)

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.