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Open Evening

January 19, 2018

Somerset SCITT will be holding an open evening on Wednesday 7th March 4 – 8pm.  Come along to the SCIL training centre to meet the team and find out more about the different courses on offer.  Please email SCIL@somerset.gov.uk if you are interested in attending.



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2018/19 Applications

September 18, 2017

UCAS opened for applications for the 2018/19 courses on 26th October 2017.


Somerset SCITT are recruiting for the 2018/19 PGCE Primary and PGCE Early Years route Continue reading “PGCE” »

PGCE courses in Primary Teaching and Early Years

SCITT offers two PGCE courses that lead to Qualified Teacher Status, in Early Years (working with children aged 3–7) or Primary Teaching (5–11). Our training is rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and our trainees value the support from tutors and practical experience in the classroom.

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Foundation Degrees in Teaching & Learning and Learning and Development in Early Years to Adolescence (0-19)

If you don't have a degree, you can start your journey with our Foundation Degree.  Perhaps you are working as a teaching assistant or in an early years setting and would like to validate your knowledge. The Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning is an ideal course for you. If you are over 21, you don't need any specific qualifications to apply.

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Funding Options and Requirements

All students studying a Foundation Degree, BAPP or PGCE with Somerset SCITT are eligible to apply for various funding options, including student loans and grants through Student Finance England.

Somerset SCITT courses have the following entry requirements:

  • Foundation Degree- Under 21, 4 x GCSE (A-C), 1 X A Level or Equivalent (A-C) Over 21 - Non standard entry route
  • BA PP - Foundation Degree (240 Credits)
  • PGCE - Full Degree, GCSE English, Maths and Science (A-C) QTS Skills Tests Literacy and Numeracy
  • School Direct - Full degree, GCSE English, Maths and Science (A-C) QTS Skills Tests Literacy and Numeracy

SCITT is part of Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL) the training arm of Support Services for Education  

Which offers a wide variety of support services for all education providers, including Schools, Academies, Early Years Providers, Childcare settings and Local Authorities.

SSE has extensive experience of providing high quality services to educational establishments enabling them to focus on delivering educational excellence to all children and young people. SSE and SCIL are part of Somerset County Council. To find out more about what we can offer you, please visit our website -


Email us at SSE@somerset.gov.uk

Call us on 01823 348266.

The Somerset SCITT PGCE year was the most jam packed, exciting and inspiring year of my education


Scarlett Smith, former PGCE trainee

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