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London School of Jewish Studies

The SCITT course – PGCE Primary Education


 Spaces are limited! 

Pre-booking essential via jane.clist@lsjs.ac.uk

Contact us at 0208 203 6427 for support with your application

What is SCITT?

SCITT, which stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training,  is a 1 year training programme that leads not only to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but also a PGCE Primary Education (post-graduate certificate of education). During the year you will spend part of your time in Hendon being taught how to teach across the primary curriculum. You will also spend around 120 days training in high-performing schools.

This course is the best of both worlds  – a university style training with significant hands-on experience. By the end of the course you will  be well-equipped to enter any classroom.

We are a small provider offering excellent support and 1-1 mentoring. We generally do not have more than 20 on the course so we are able to fully invest in your development.

We have a 100% record for employment over the last 2 years.


What will I learn?

You will learn the basics of how to be an amazing teacher. You will cover the subject knowledge required to teach across the primary curriculum including English, maths, science and foundation subjects. We place a real emphasis on practical elements of teaching with expert tuition in creating exciting lessons, using technology as well as class and behaviour managment.

Over the course, you will develop the tools and confidence to teach a class and quickly rise to senior leadership.

You will learn how to teach in a faith school: Over 1/4 of schools are faith schools – focusing on Jewish schools, you will learn to be comfortable teaching the national curriculum whilst respectful of religious beliefs and British values.

All trainees are allocated a SCITT Professional Tutor who is responsible for monitoring the trainee’s progress during school experiences. Through seminars on applying for their first job and preparing for interviews, trainees are supported to help secure their first teaching position.

Where will I Train?

Lectures take place in our Hendon campus. We offer smaller classes than most providers, allowing you the opportunity to get tailored feedback and advice from the lecturers. We pride ourselves on being a small provider which will give you the best start on your career.

You will have 3 in-school placements.

2 of your 3 placements will take place in one of our consortium of  Jewish primary schools normally within a 12-mile radius of LSJS. These are all high-achieving popular schools. You have the chance to train under the supervision of excellent and enthusiastic in-school mentors. You will learn what it is like to teach the whole curriculum in a primary school and how to integrate a faith school’s curriculum into the national curriculum (and vice versa) . This is an exceptional opportunity open to all regardless of faith or background.  The second of your placements will be in a diverse, contrasting school, normally a secular school.  This will enhance your ability to teach in any primary school.

Ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Successful completion of the SCITT leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Primary Education) validated by Roehampton University (which is worth 60 Masters Credits).

You can choose from two tracks:


Gain a broad understanding of primary teaching and be ready to teach in any primary school.


In addition to the above, learn how to become an effective practitioner in both secular and Jewish Studies classrooms.

As a successful SCITT graduate you will be qualified to teach in any UK school.

Find out more about the course by clicking on the links in the menu side bar

For details about the entry requirements see here.

For more details about the course see here.

For FAQ’s see here.

For more information please contact Jane Clist on 020 8203 6427 or by email on jane.clist@lsjs.ac.uk