Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership


Welcome to BEDS SCITT - The Secondary Team :)


Our Secondary Programme is run by Dave & Mark who, between them, have many many years of experience - not only have they been running Beds SCITT for more than 20 years but they also have over 80 years of teaching experience - Dave being the Vice-Principal at Samuel Whitbread Academy and Mark having recently retired from his position of Vice-Principal at Wootton Academy Trust. In the office we are a happy bunch - Cathy manages the office, supported by Jane who mainly looks after Recruitment & Placements and Jade who takes care of the current cohort and all things remotely technical! Sue is our Finance Administrator who is the key contact for Student Loans and Bursary enquiries.

We Offer the following routes into teacher training:

School Direct - Tuition Fee - resulting in QTS and also a PGCE (worth 6 Masters credits) validated by The University of Hertfordshire. Schools Direct training is marketed on UCAS via our partner Lead Schools - Robert Bloomfield Academy, St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School and Ashcroft High.

School Direct - Salaried - an employment based route into teaching for graduates with 3 years or more career experience which results in QTS and has no PGCE attached.

Core PGCE - is our own Provider Lead programme - which is exactly the same as the Schools Direct - Tuition Fee programme, but marketed on UCAS as The Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership - so, on UCAS, all of the above are available, though you may have to look via our lead schools as well as us!

QTS Only - as a provider we offer a QTS only programme as an option to those who graduated with a lower class degree or have UK equivalencies which are not generally accepted by some Universities.

The Office is open term-time only between 8:30am and 4pm Monday - Friday and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have - 01462 817445 :)