Frequently Asked Questions


What qualification will I receive?

All trainees who complete the SCITT course will do so with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees graduate with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Liverpool Hope University.


How much does it cost?

Tuition fees are £9,000 for QTS with PGCE from Liverpool Hope University.


What are the entry requirements?

Relevant school experience
You will be required to complete school-based experience prior to commencing the course. If you do not already have this experience please speak to our team about your options.

GCSEs & Degree
A GCSE pass at Grade C or higher in English, Maths and Science for Primary candidates or Maths and English for Secondary candidates. Equivalency tests may be accepted in lieu of GCSE at the discretion of Manchester Nexus SCITT.

You will have already achieved, or will be in the process of achieving a degree.
Overseas trained teachers will need to provide evidence that their qualifications allow them to teach in their own countries and that these qualifications are an equivalent level to UK qualifications (this information can be obtained from NARIC).

Literacy & Numeracy Skills test
You will be required to have passed the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests before taking up your training place. Whilst you are not required to have applied and passed these tests before interview we strongly advise you to take these as soon as possible.

Where will I be placed for my training?

You will be placed in 2 very different schools to give you a real breadth of experience. We are lucky that the partnership is extremely diverse and we can offer very distinct experiences.

Who decides where I get placed?

The SCITT Director organises placements. We only place trainees in schools with a proven track record of supporting ITE students and where the Head teacher has specifically asked for trainees. When allocating a placement we look at where you live, your individual circumstances and your experience to date.

How many placements do I have?

You will have 2 placements. 1 main school and 1 contrasting school. You will also get the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities towards the end of the academic year.

 How long does my training last?

Your training covers the full academic year. You are in school on the first day with all staff and get to listen to the Head Teacher’s welcome and priorities for the year.

How do I apply?

View our ‘How To Apply‘ page for a comprehensive guide to applying to train with Manchester Nexus SCITT..

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