Primary school centred initial teacher training with qts

(EARLY YEARS SPECIALISM)                                                                                                                                                                                



We have reached our capacity for the teacher training starting in September 2020.

Applications for SCITT, 2021-22 will open in October 2020.


The CREC Early Years Partnership (CEYP) School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme offers a one year full-time school-based route to becoming a primary teacher with early years specialism and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Successful completion of the course will also provide trainees with a  Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) awarded by Birmingham City University (BCU).  
CREC Early Years Partnership is a consortium comprising the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, St Thomas Centre Nursery School , 3 regional teaching school alliances and over 30 'Good' or 'Outstanding' schools from across 4 local authority regions.

The course has been devised to develop high-quality teachers to work in the early years settings and primary schools and the course, in addition to covering all Teaching Standards ,
includes an emphasis on multi-agency working, leadership in the EYFS , working with 2-year-olds, SEN/D, and practitioner research.  
The SCITT programme benefits from the direct contributions of Professor Chris Pascal  and Professor Tony Bertram  both highly experienced teacher educators, and a wider team of early years specialists and placement mentors. This course also carries postgraduate accreditation (60 Masters credits) awarded by Birmingham City University .


Train with us from September 2021

If you are thinking about becoming a qualified teacher, visit the CREC Early Years Partnership website: and download our brochure  for more information about the course and entry requirements .

Join our mailing list to receive notifications of all crucial teacher training-related dates and events including  upcoming regional events and open days which provide an opportunity to find out more about becoming a teacher and studying with us. In addition, you will also be able to benefit from one-to-one support from a member of our team should you decide to study with us!

If you would like to chat to us about the training and meet some of the CEYP's members of staff and tutors, you can arrange a visit to our centre. Please get in touch to set this up. We are open Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm.  

Face-to-face meetings offer a great opportunity to get all your questions about teaching and teacher training answered and you will be able to:
  • - Meet representatives and teachers from our Partnership, find out more about the course our entry requirements and selection criteria
  • - Receive advice on submitting a successful UCAS application
  • - Talk to practising teachers and/or current students, including those who have changed career to teach, about what career as a teacher/ teacher in training is really like
  • - Find out about bursaries, scholarships and funding available for teacher training.

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You can also read about some of our current students success stories over on our blog by clicking each of the images on this page!

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