About the course
Future Training at the Pimlico-London SCITT is based at our Teaching School, The Future Institute of Education, in the heart of London and we offer an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme. Our SCITT programme was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in every area by Ofsted and ranked as the third best provider in the country (top in London) in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.
We believe in the primacy of knowledge and that teacher-led, school-based education can transform lives. Our trainee teachers learn to see themselves as the leaders of their pupils, as custodians of the best that has been thought, known, and created, and as a catalyst for innovation and transformation through the valuable knowledge and skills they will impart to those they teach.
We believe that as a student teacher you should be immersed in your host schools for the majority of the time so that you can benefit from the support and guidance of subject experts. Here you will benefit from a mentor who will observe your weekly progress against the Teachers’ Standards.
The majority of our schools are within Central London with one site in nearby Hertfordshire. During the week you will come to the SCITT Head office in Central London every Tuesday afternoon in term time for training. In addition, you have the opportunity to gain the PGCE through the Institute of Education at UCL or University of Sussex for Classics trainees.
If we feel you meet our criteria, we will invite you in for an initial interview.
First stage interview
The first stage is an interview led by a member of our ITT team at the SCITT head office in Pimlico. The focus of this interview will be your subject knowledge and your suitability and passion for training with us.
Before arriving at interview, you will be asked to submit a short written task on your perceptions of teaching. You will also be asked to complete a short written task to assess your subject knowledge. There is no preparation required in advance to complete this.
The second stage is an interview at a prospective placement school. This gives you the opportunity to see the school you could be potentially working in and meet key team members who will be supporting you while you are on placement.
For this stage you will need to research your placement school carefully, and show an understanding of their curriculum and context.
At this stage, we will ask you to teach a lesson episode to a small group of students. We will provide you with the topic you are required to teach in advance so you have time to prepare the lesson and materials.
How school placements work
Future Training at the Pimlico London SCITT is part of Future Academies, a family of schools which has built a reputation for achieving the highest standards for all its pupils. We believe the most effective way to experience all aspects of school life is to be based in a host school throughout the year. To supplement this, trainee teachers will also participate in three focused placements. Trainee teachers do a three week placement in the second term, which will offer them a contrasting experience within our network of excellent schools. This network includes many independent, grammar and specialist schools. Furthermore, trainee teachers will also benefit from a week’s placement in a primary (for secondary trainees), or a secondary (for primary trainees). They will also gain experience within the Tri Borough Alternative Provision.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Physics or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Financial support from the training provider
You may be eligible for a government bursary if you are applying to teach one of our secondary subjects. Please see the Get into teaching website.
There are also subject scholarships available for this subject which give a higher rate of bursary, plus other benefits.
We also can provide some candidates with accommodation at discounted rates.
Tuition fee loans are available through Student Finance England to support the student teacher with paying their tuition fee which is £9,250. Please note that while the tuition fee is the same for international students as for UK and EU students, we are not able at this time to support applicants who do not have the right to study or work in the UK.
Future Teach Scholarship
Our sponsors can provide exceptional candidates, with strong academic backgrounds and excellent subject knowledge, a highly competitive scholarship of £38,000, including their tuition fee paid for. Once you have applied through UCAS, applicants who wish to be considered for the Future Teach Scholarship should send their CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We require that you have completed a degree in a related subject, and achieved 2:1 or above. You will also need GCSE passes in English and Maths.
If you studied or trained at institutions outside the UK, you should obtain a statement of equivalency from UK NARIC to prove the equivalency of your qualifications.
We are looking for highly-qualified and talented graduates. It would be beneficial to have had some observational experience in a school. It is essential that you have a passion for your subject, enjoy working with young people, and have the ability to inspire, motivate and challenge others.
Please see our website for more information on our entry requirements.
In addition to the required qualifications above, before the start of the course, you will need to:
• Have undergone an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check
• Have undergone an occupational health assessment to assess fitness for teaching.
About the training provider
Future Training was founded by Future Academies in 2013 to recruit and train the highest calibre of new teachers. We are based at our Teaching School, The Future Institute of Education, in the heart of London and offer an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme. We are judged ‘Outstanding’ in every area by Ofsted, and ranked third in the country (best in London) in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. We have been praised for our expert mentoring, wide variety of placements and network of expert speakers.
We are extremely proud of our excellent outcomes and almost perfect employment rates. Our alumni have experienced rapid career progression including many Heads of Departments, Heads of Years and Curriculum developers.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The needs of the candidates will be taken into account at interview. Trainee teachers benefit from a mentor who leads their support throughout their training. The central SCITT team meets with trainee teachers weekly through our Professional Studies programme. This allows us to regularly update our risk assessment of the trainee teacher and adapt the course accordingly.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
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Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3DW
Lupus Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AT
The Curve, Shepherds Bush W12 0RQ
Support and advice
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