We’re not afraid to say it, we are the best.

Just take a closer look at what we have to offer.

Manchester Nexus SCITT is committed to raising the achievement of young people in North Manchester area and beyond by producing great teachers.

Therefore, we select and develop only the very best trainees who show great potential. This means that you will be learning alongside the very best trainees, being inspired and inspiring others, daily. And to make sure our trainees have access to the very best support, we only employ mentors and trainers with exceptional expertise and experience, who will invest in you to ensure you fulfil your potential.

The Lead School, the ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ Blue Coat School, is a designated National Teaching School and National Support School with years of experience in delivering high quality Initial Teacher Training and teacher development programmes. Your placements will be in schools which are in the ‘Northern Alliance’ partnership, a diverse range of schools in different contexts, each with a proven track record of developing excellent trainees. All this means you will be very well prepared to thrive as a Teacher when you finish your training with Manchester Nexus SCITT.

You’ll be in the classroom. Where else would you want to train to be a teacher?

SCITT means School Centred Initial Teacher Training.

You learn on the job and spend the majority of your time in the school.

“A great advantage of the course is that the schools really invest in you as a trainee. The Northern Alliance is a highly personalised route into teaching. You are made to feel really looked after!” Katie Charnock, RQT: English

The beauty of School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is that it is hands on: you spend the majority of your time in school.


So from Day 1 of your training, the pupils and staff see you as a member of staff, rather than a part-time trainee. This means you will build relationships which are more profound than if you follow a university-led route. Developing profound relationships is the key to becoming a great teacher and getting the best results.

At Manchester Nexus SCITT we know about, care about, and value every single trainee. Unlike university providers, we are small enough to tailor your training programme to make sure it supports and develops you as an individual, so you can realise your potential and become a great teacher.

But we also value highly the academic depth of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), so we have partnered with one of the region’s best universities.

So with us, you get the best of both worlds: academic rigour and practical learning.

Get the best jobs and the best career development


“I was thrilled to secure a job early on in my training year. I feel I already have close contacts across the alliance to support me through my NQT year. Having secured a job only 4 months into my training, it’s allowed me to focus more on my teaching practice.” Jonny Barker, RQT: Computer Science

At Manchester Nexus SCITT we invest in our region by growing our own great teachers. At the same time, we invest in you as an individual. As long as you make the grade, you are very likely to secure a job within the Alliance of schools. Last year every single trainee…. This unique range of schools means you could have a successful career from Newly Qualified Teacher to Middle Leadership, then Senior Leadership and even Headship, all at differing schools within the Alliance. At each stage you will be supported with a highly successful leadership development programme.

“I already had a lot of teaching experience and my Subject and Professional Mentors really worked with me at the level that was right for me. Not only was I prepared for my first year of teaching, I was ahead of the game! It meant I was in the best position possible to get a job straight away.” Jessica Rothwell, RQT: English


Qualify at Masters Level with Liverpool Hope

And it’s not just our schools which are the best. We have partnered with Liverpool Hope University who will provide the university based elements of the course which will enable you to achieve a PGCE with Masters level credits. You will be taught by experienced tutors and have full access to the university’s learning and research resources.

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