Sheffield's SCITT - Visit & Apply



We would like to offer you a personal welcome to The Sheffield SCITT. The Sheffield SCITT is one of only three accredited providers of Initial Teacher Training based in Sheffield and the only 100% school based accredited provider. 

If you are passionate about influencing the lives of the next generation and are looking for unique and personalised school based training, then ours is the course for you. All your training will be from outstanding current practitioners who are doing the job of teaching day to day. The Sheffield SCITT is an innovative provider of teacher training where trainees learn to teach through school based training. The Sheffield SCITT is owned and run by Notre Dame High School, Sheffield, which is not only an outstanding school, but is also a National Teaching School with a strong background in teacher training.

Why choose the SCITT route?

Our approach is based on what our partnership Headteachers, who lead “good” and “outstanding” schools, are looking for in their Newly Qualified Teachers. They do not require the traditional University based PGCE qualifications (although our course does include PGC Master’s accreditation).  Headteachers prefer teachers who have spent the whole year in school experiencing the full calendar cycle of the school year and being involved in every aspect of the professional teacher’s role in their schools. They find teachers trained by serving outstanding practitioners are better prepared for the rigours of qualified teaching and progress quicker in their careers in their schools. It is their preferred route for recruiting their NQTs.  All of our partner schools, both Primary and Secondary, have recruited NQTs from the Sheffield SCITT.


Interested in finding out more about teaching and training with The Sheffield SCITT?

Please come along to one of our

o p e n   a f t e r n o o n s

01.02.2018 1.30-3pm

01.03.2018 1.30-3pm

22.03.2018 1.30-3pm

Notre Dame High School, Fulwood Road, Sheffield, S10 3BT

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place



The Sheffield SCITT is owned and operated by Notre Dame High School, Sheffield, a National Teaching School

What is the Application Process?

You apply online at UCAS from October 2017, search for “The Sheffield SCITT”.  Please be aware that we will not receive your application until your references have been completed and uploaded.

Apply online at UCAS Search for “The Sheffield SCITT”

What are the Entry Requirements and Experience I need?

Qualifications Required:

Please be aware that you will be asked to produce original copies of certificates.

You need a relevant degree, Maths and English GCSE (Science for primary) grade C (or equivalent). Recent relevant work experience is very important. If you wish to gain experience in schools please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be able to support you in this.

Experience Required:

We advise that you gain experience within a school setting prior to applying for a place with the Sheffield SCITT.  If you would like help to gain experience please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The interview process will consist of:

- An activity where you will be working with children

- An individual interview

- Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

Throughout the process we will be assessing:

- Communication Skills

- Listening Skills

- Interpersonal and Group Skills

- Confidence

- Self Awareness

- Motivation to Teach

- Reflective Skills

- Written Skills

- Subject Knowledge

What are the Fees and Finance?

Fees are £9,000 for EU students. Student Finance loans of £9,000 are available to pay the fees. In addition there are bursaries or scholarships of up to £30,000 available in some subjects depending on your degree class.

For full details on finance see the attachments below and visit

Please note that The Sheffield SCITT does not have a Tier 4 Licence.  Therefore, unfortunately, we cannot train international students

T H E   S H E F F I E L D   S C I T T

Notre Dame High School
Fulwood Road, Sheffield, S10 3BT
Tel. 0114 2302536
Email  click here

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