Training Provider Code: 25F

SCITT Course Code: 2MFJ

Training Provider Code: 3FSG

School Direct Code: 2HY8


About the Course

Mode of study: Full time

Start date: September 2019 – July 2020

The AMP SCITT School Direct model is a school based, 100% teacher led training route. Many trainees go on to work within the Associated Merseyside Partnership (AMP), although there is no absolute guarantee of employment.

Key aspects of the training

  • Day one in school- you start on the first day of term as a member of staff, welcomed by your fellow teaching professionals.
  • Develop the skills, enthusiasm and confidence, you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities through two separate and contrasting placements
  • Build your knowledge of education and your subject specialism through working with practising teachers and the latest educational research.
  • Learn about the wider role of teachers in school and child development.
  • Develop as a reflective practitioner and be fully prepared for your NQT year.

This is an intense school led programme. Support is an important part of the training and you will receive personalised coaching that will enable you to set targets and achieve to your highest potential. You will receive support from;

  • School Subject Coach
  • School Professional Mentor
  • SCITT Management team
  • A subject Expert Practitioner

One of the major strengths is that the training is delivered throughout the course by practising teachers within our schools who are able to model best current practice. The course structure is

  • 37 working weeks in length.
  • Term 1: 4 days a week on school placement and 1 day a week participating in our professional studies programme based at Deyes High School.
  • Term 2 and 3: 5 days a week, in the classroom, teaching.

This means trainees will spend up to 150 days of the course actually training in school.

During the course you will also complete a PGCE (60 Master’s level credit), assessed by two written assignments. There are 12 taught days which are delivered at either Liverpool Hope University or Deyes High School. As a trainee teacher with AMP you will have full access to the Liverpool Hope University, the on-line library and student services to support your academic writing.

Assessment for the QTS award is through an e-portfolio of evidence of your teaching practise and lesson observations. There are 4 review points across the training year to support your continued development.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree (2:2 classification or above) from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification. You should ideally be able to show that 50% of your degree can be related to your subject specialism.

Subject knowledge can be further evidenced by a grade C or above in their chosen subject at A-level.

GCSEs (or equivalents) at grade C / level 5 or above in English Language and Mathematics. Equivalency tests are available for applicants who do not hold these qualifications and we can recommend suitable courses.

Overseas applicants will need a NARIC equivalency certificate. Please click here for further information.

Ready to apply?

Our course codes for UCAS are: 2MFJ for SCITT with Associated Merseyside Partnership.