This is an 11-16 training programme with post-16 experience.


You will be trained in a highly supportive and inspirational range of learning environments and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, academic understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative and challenging teaching and learning.

Cheshire East SCITT is committed to supporting all trainees from the application process through to securing future employment.


All trainees have a Subject Mentor, Professional Mentor and a Subject Specialist Lead. Training is delivered by expert teachers and outstanding practitioners based at the Cheshire East SCITT.

This is a one year programme, and on completion you will be awarded a PGCE (SCITT) with QTS and 60 Masters credits.

School Placements


Our trainees complete two placements, both at schools from our list of Partners.

Placement A starts in September followed by Placement B which runs from February to July.
Short primary and special school placements are also completed to focus on transition and SEND to provide additional insight into all types of learners.
All our Partner Schools have comprehensive intakes and provide experience of working with young people of all abilities.
As secondary trainees, at least one placement will provide access to post 16 learners to give experience of working with learners in all phases and contexts.

Trainees will also benefit from an EAL (English as an Additional Language) opportunity.
Trainees will have access to the facilities at both the Cheshire East SCITT Training Centre and the Manchester Metropolitan University, which has national recognition for provision of Initial Teacher Training.
Most of the training will be school-based.

Subjects available


Cheshire East SCITT currently offer the following subject specialities:





CHEMISTRY               2ZSM

ENGLISH                    2N5H

GEOGRAPHY             2ZSK

HISTORY                    2ZSH

MATHS                      2N5K

MFL                            2RZW

PHYSICS                     3D3C

BIOLOGY                     E674

There will be subject training days throughout the academic year, based at the Cheshire East SCITT Training Centre, which develop subject knowledge in relation to curriculum needs. The focus is on practical solutions to ensure that you develop as a creative and reflective classroom practitioner.

Several days will be spent at the University to focus on masters-level writing.

National Priorities such as Behaviour for Learning, Literacy and Phonics, and Inclusion are part of our programme and are revisited throughout the course.


Cheshire East SCITT

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School

Holmes Chapel



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