Why Train To Teach With Manchester Nexus SCITT? | Manchester Nexus SCITT

Our mission is to train teachers who will inspire, challenge and support all their pupils, both now and in the future.
You will be in the classroom. Where else would you want to train to be a teacher?

“A great advantage of the course is that the schools really invest in you as a trainee. The Manchester Nexus course is a highly personalised route into teaching. You are made to feel really looked after!” Katie, former Nexus Trainee

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 trainees who show great potential and are as invested in the life chances of young people as we are. This means that you will be learning alongside trainees who have the same drive and ethos as you. It is important to us that our trainees have access to appropriate support, therefore, we strive to employ mentors and trainers with exceptional expertise and experience. Our mentors will invest in you to ensure you fulfil your potential.

At Manchester Nexus SCITT we know about, care about, and value every single trainee. 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.

The Lead School is the Blue Coat School, who received Ofsted outstanding and has years of experience in delivering high quality Initial Teacher Training and teacher development programmes. Your placements will be in schools in and around Manchester, all of which have experience of developing trainee teachers. This means you will be very well prepared to thrive as a Teacher when you finish your training with Manchester Nexus SCITT.

Our training fosters resilience with a balanced approach that recognises the importance of personal wellbeing amid the demands of this great profession.

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

The Manchester Nexus SCITT course lasts for one year. Training with Manchester Nexus gives you the opportunity to learn ‘on the job’ as you work and train in schools. You will benefit from working and learning every day in a school and getting an immediate hands-on insight into what teaching involves.

Trainees graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate certificate in education (PGCE).

You will receive lots of intensive support and training from experienced teachers and mentors right from the start, and throughout your course. The schools you are with will not ask you to teach classes unsupported until you both think you are ready.

School-led courses have very high rates of employment and trainee satisfaction as no other training route offers as much school based experience. You learn from current practising teachers, in schools, so you develop skills and knowledge more quickly.


Qualify at Masters Level with Sheffield Hallam University

And it’s not just our schools which are the best. We have partnered with Sheffield Hallam who will provide the university based elements of the course which will enable you to achieve a PGCE with 60 Masters level credits. You will be taught by experienced tutors and have full access to the university’s learning and research resources.

Get the best jobs and the best career development

At Manchester Nexus SCITT we invest in you as an individual. You are very likely to secure a job within the partnership of schools. ITT is the first step in your career development, we work closely with East Manchester Teaching School Hub who can provide the Early Career Framework alongside Statutory Induction and further CPD.

The Manchester Nexus programme is carefully designed in line with the Core Content Framework. Our trainees will be trained to meet these standards to enable them to become successful qualified teachers.