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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

66% of participants have been offered a place on our training programme already this year! Don’t miss your opportunity.

What participants have said about the Taster Weeks in January and March so far this year

“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 – since January Taster Week has applied and been offered a place with Bluecoat SCITT and starts in September 2019!

“Staff and students all week were lovely, very knowledgeable, and informative, I had a great week’s experience!” Biology participant – since January Taster Week has applied and been offered a place with Bluecoat SCITT and starts in September 2019

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
Taster Week Dates
7th - 11th October 2019
25th November 2019
6th - 10th January 2020
9th - 13th March 2020
20th - 24th April 2020
18th - 22nd May 2020


Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support about how to apply, financial support and what to expect on the course by attending a recruitment event.  We can offer tailored advice about your particular circumstances. There is also the opportunity to talk to current trainees about their experiences as a trainee teacher

Train To Teach Events

Tuesday 8th October 2019 – Nottingham Crowne Plaza 4.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Tuesday 14th January 2020 – Leicester Mercure Hotel 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 – Nottingham University 4.30 pm – 8.00 pm

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
Sherwood Rise

Tel: 0115 900 7230

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