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23rd March 2020 – DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF ISOLATION AT THIS TIME – OUR SCHOOLS AND OFFICE ARE NOT OPEN – Taster Weeks have been postponed but we will be developing an online forum to engage with those that had booked to attend.  Keep an eye on your emails for further details.

Attending a Taster Week is perfect opportunity to find out everything there is to know about teacher training, how to make the most of your placement visits, and a fulfilling career in teaching

Don’t miss your opportunity.

What participants have said about their attendance at Taster Weeks

“I found the week extremely helpful and inspirational, you really do put a lot of thought into helping aspiring teachers and I’ve been excited to begin my teaching journey ever since!

“The whole week was very useful, school placement gives the best preparation/experience of the school environment, everyone was very helpful”

It was an insightful experience, learning and sharing from everyone’s experience of the week”

This week has provided me with everything I needed. I’m so pleased I did it, I am now certain this is what I want to do” Primary participant – applied and been offered a place with Bluecoat SCITT and currently training

“Staff and students all week were lovely, very knowledgeable, and informative, I had a great week’s experience!” Biology participant – applied and been offered a place with Bluecoat SCITT and currently training

Summary of what a Taster Week looks like

Monday Bluecoat SCITT Training CentreTuesday - ThursdayPlacement SchoolFriday Bluecoat SCITT Training Centre
9.30 am - 12.00 noon8.15 am – 3.30 pm (Dependent on individual school timetables)9.00 am - 2.00 pm
Refreshments available on arrivalSchool Experience Day at Placement SchoolRefreshments on arrival
School Experience/how to make the most of the weekIntroduction to Teacher Training
Issue of placement timetableSupporting your ITT application/QA
Lunch (provided)
BOOKING REQUIRED - USE LINK BELOWSubject Specific Training Session

PLEASE BOOK WITHIN AT LEAST 2 WEEKS OF AN EVENT TO ALLOW US TO ARRANGE YOUR PLACEMENT AND CONFIRM ATTENDANCE – Please do not attend unless you have had a response to your booking – Thank you

ForthcomingTaster Week Dates
20th - 24th April 2020
18th - 22nd May 2020


Forth Coming Train To Teach Events

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 – Nottingham Crowne Plaza 4.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Booking for these events is required through Get into Teaching

We look forward to meeting you!

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Check if you meet the Entry Criteria for Teacher Training

1) You’ll need to hold an undergraduate DEGREE awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification

2) You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C (4) or above in GCSE English and Mathematics

3) If you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C(4) or above in a GCSE Science subject

Contact Us

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance
Bluecoat Aspley Academy
Aspley Lane

Tel: 0115 900 7230

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