What’s So Special About Services For Education’s Teacher Training Program?

We asked Laura Cullen, one of our current Teacher Trainees for her thoughts…

SFE is an accredited provider of initial teacher training (ITT) working with a partnership of primary schools across the West Midlands to offer on-the-job teacher training leading to qualified teacher status (QTS). 

Come Along to Our Open Day

Venue: The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm

Or schedule a call here.

other benefits

Successful trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status which is required in England and Wales to work as a teacher of children in state schools under local authority control, and in special education schools. (Part time options available – contact us for details). 

partner schools

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Get in touch to schedule a chat with one of our course leaders. 

Or feel free to call our SCITT coordinator Niall on 07766 924 760 or email us at hello@servicesforeducation.co.uk


Ofsted Initial Teacher Education Inspection Report

Stage 1: 15th May 2018
Stage 2: 25th November 2018

“The partnership ensures that trainees are superbly prepared for their careers in teaching.

Leaders have a strong focus on sustaining and improving the quality of training across the partnership. They are hard-working, dedicated and committed to the continual pursuit of high-quality outcomes for trainees.

Trainees have very positive views about their training, the programme and the guidance provided by tutors and mentors.

Partnership schools provide good-quality learning experiences and high-quality mentoring for trainees to develop their professional abilities. A good range of schools, serving different neighbourhoods, make up the partnership.

SFE leaders and partnership schools share an ambition for excellence and demonstrate high levels of commitment and dedication to ensuring that trainees are thoroughly prepared for their careers in teaching. Leaders have a clear vision for the future and are relentless in their pursuit of the highest quality of training.”

You can read the full report here.

The front cover of the Ofsted Inspection, completed on 26 November 2018. This relates to Services For Education SCITT course

how do the course fees work?

Our Teacher Training course is provided via the School Direct fee-paying mechanism and fees have been set at £6,000 for 2019/20. Part time options available.

The cost of our course is lower than most others because we are a charitable business and therefore do not receive public funding. Find out about course fee funding through student loans here.

how do I apply?

You can apply via UCAS here. 

Or if you’d like to have a chat first, you can schedule a call with us.

Shortlisted applicants will take part in a two stage selection process comprising centre based panel interviews and presentations, and a classroom observation in one of the partnership schools.

am I a suitable candidate?

This is a post-graduate course so all applicants must have a UK degree at level 2.2 or above or equivalent (see UK Naric for comparison of non-UK degrees).

In addition all trainees must have passed GCSE Maths, English, and Science at grade C or above, and passed their numeracy and literacy skills tests before starting the course.

further information

For more information about our SCITT Programme, visit the GOV.UK website here.
Find out more about Services For Education here.
If you’d like some tips on how to write a great application, check out our blog post: 8 Teacher Training Application Tips

I am beyond satisfied with the guidance, support and kind words of our Tutor”

SCITT Trainee Survey December 2018

“Lovely staff have been great at welcoming me onto the course and making me feel at ease. Thank you guys”

SCITT Trainee Survey December 2018

“Brilliant programme so far! I am recommending others on this programme too.”

SCITT Trainee Survey December 2018

“Knowledge of trainees and their personal and professional needs is excellent.”

External Moderation Report December 2018

“All stakeholders are committed to ensuring the best for trainees and children.”

External Moderation Report December 2018

““Trainees have excellent professional relationships with their mentors.”

External Moderation Report December 2018