Part Time

In keeping with the thinking on flexible working, most of the CTSN SCITT training routes are available on a part time basis, spread over two years (although for salaried options, this would also depend on the employing school).


  • In Year 1, Trainees will spend 1.5 days in school, and attend the Core Training on Thursdays (Primary) or Fridays (Secondary).
  • In Year 2, Trainees will send 2.5 days in school, with more occasional training as needed. The PGCE is taken in Year 2.
The part time routes are designed to be flexible, built around each trainee’s particular needs. In essence it would involve exactly the same course as the full time options, but spread over twice the time.

Alice's Story

Working as a Teaching Assistant, I had always intended to train as a teacher but, with 3 young children, it never seemed like the right time. However, the CTSN SCITT part-time training route gave me the perfect balance of home life and career progression. From the minute I decided to apply, the staff at both SCITT and school couldn’t have been more helpful; getting my timetable made around my childcare; mentoring and teaching me every day; never losing patience; building my confidence and giving me sound advice throughout the course.

Some of our popular part time options will already have a UCAS code and so you will be able to apply via UCAS as usual.

If there is another course, currently without a UCAS code, for which you would like to apply, then please contact CTSN SCITT as we should be able to create additional part time options, if needed: (in such cases it might be possible to apply for the full time course and convert it later; but please contact us before doing this).

There are two reasons why trainees might opt for a part time route:
  • To enable teacher training to be funded with a part time job, 2.5 days a week
  • To fit around existing family / childcare responsibilities.