Make a difference: train to teach

We aim to train the next generation of outstanding Bradford primary school teachers. Our schools are committed to providing the highest standard of education for young people in the Bradford District. We are keen to recruit trainee teachers who share the same commitment and a real passion for working with younger children. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you. We will provide training of the highest quality, delivered by inspiring practitioners in a diverse and stimulating range of schools and settings.

We deliver a bespoke training package which will make the most of your knowledge and skills. After a year’s successful training, you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). As an Alliance, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, well beyond your training and Newly Qualified Teacher year, by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities, including the opportunity to complete a full master’s degree.

The SCITT training programme is delivered in many great schools throughout the Bradford area. You will be training by listening to and observing inspiring practitioners. What’s more, you’ll get the opportunity to practise your skills in a safe and supportive classroom environment.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Details of the PGCE can be found here.

Training places

For September 2017 start, we expect to offer places for both the 3 to 7 and 5 to 11 age phases, through both school funded (salaried) and fee funded (un-salaried) routes.

What minimum qualifications do I need to train as a primary teacher?

  • GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science.
  • 2.2 Honours degree or above in any subject.
  • Passes in professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy.

GCSE Mathematics and English equivalents

Equivalency test from

GCSE Science equivalents

Science equivalency test from

OCR National Level 2 Science

BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

Which route - Salaried or unsalaried training?

Salaried route; NOW CLOSED for September 2017 starts:

(Schools wishing to financially support a student click here)

  • You satisfy the minimum qualification requirements.
  • You will typically have at least 3 years significant work experience which may or may not include working with children or young people.
  • You have had at least 2 weeks school-based experience.
  • You will typically be paid £15,817 and be employed by your school. At the end of the year you will be recommended for QTS and have the option to study for the PGCE.

Unsalaried route:

  • You satisfy the minimum qualification requirements.
  • You will have had at least 3 weeks work experience with children or young people, including time in a school or setting.
  • You will pay a fee of £9,000 to train for QTS courses.
  • You will be eligible for a range of bursaries and to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans, if needed, through Student Finance England. Further detials are available here.
  • You will study for the PGCE qualification at master’s level.
  • At the end of the year you will be recommended for QTS.

You are now ready to APPLY, click here

Contact details

Katie Waring

Email: tbc - Please telephone

Telephone: 01274 494898

St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre,

Washington Street,


Bradford BD8 9QW