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 three 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.