Kingsbridge Teacher Training,
Rivington Ave,
Platt Bridge,

01942 487999 Option 6

Kingsbridge SCITT

Every lesson shapes a life through Kingsbridge Teacher Training

Welcome to a career in teaching...

Kingsbridge School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a dynamic, high-quality teacher training provider which offers a range of school-based routes into teaching with established Hubs in Wigan and Wirral, and partnership schools in their neighbouring local authority areas.

Kinsgbridge EIP SCITT currently offers the following routes into primary and secondary teaching through the following phases:

- Primary Programme (5-11 phase)

- Secondary Programme (11-16 phase) with optional post 16 enhancement

Route 1: School Centred Initial Teacher Training  a 12 month programme that combines in-school experience, centre-based training and online tuition.
Route 2: Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship  an apprenticeship programme running over 4 terms which integrates academic, centre-based learning and on-the-job practical training in schools. Applicants via this route are required to secure a paid apprenticeship as an unqualified teacher in a school to make an application to undertake this route. Opportunities are typically advertised on the national apprenticeship website. or to be added to our 'Register your interest list' please get on touch with us.  

We are proud to offer the following services through 

Initial Teacher Education  L6 Teacher Apprenticeship  Professional Development for Teachers at all levels End Point Assessment Services 


Looking to establish your own Schools-Direct Partnership?

Kingsbridge EIP SCITT offers Multi Academy Trusts and Groups of Schools partnership opportunities acting as the accrediting provider for your own School Direct Partnership - as a Lead School you will be able to build your own network of local schools to fulfil the recruitment needs within your area.

For information on forming your own school-led partnership click here

We believe that every success story starts with a great teacher and great teachers start at Kingsbridge. We are a dynamic teacher training provider with a proven track record of excellence.


Mission Statement

Kingsbridge EIP SCITT and its Hubs prepares Associate Teachers (including Apprentice Teachers) to become outstanding teachers through inspirational and high-quality teacher training.
We focus on understanding and promoting effective learning and pupil progress through a creative school partnership which develops professional expertise.

What is it like to be a trainee at this ITE partnership? (Ofsted, March 2022)

The quality of centre- and school-based training successfully prepares primary and secondary trainees, including apprentices, to become early career teachers. Trainees benefit from high-quality and consistent mentoring.
All trainees who spoke with inspectors said that the partnership provides them with effective wraparound care, guidance and support. Trainees told inspectors that leaders of the SCITT are professional and consistent in how they lead, manage and deliver training.

Trainees commented that leaders think carefully and deeply about the training that they provide. They said that trainers and mentors stay up to date with educational thinking. Communication between all partners, including trainees and mentors, is a strength. Trainees are successfully prepared to manage pupils’ behaviour. Equally, trainees fully understand their important role in safeguarding pupils. All trainees appreciate how to
manage their workload and the wider demands of teaching.

Trainees have a secure understanding of how to adapt the delivery of their subject curriculums for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Similarly, they receive appropriate training to enable them to teach pupils who speak English as an additional language.

Trainees, including apprentices on primary programmes, gain an insightful understanding of how to teach early reading and phonics. They also learn in depth about the early years and about the foundation subjects of the primary national curriculum. Secondary trainees flourish because they learn about the uniqueness of their chosen subject specialism.

Latest School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) Events

Get Into Teaching Event09Mar2024

10:00 am - 2:30 pm @ Manchester Central

Interested in becoming a teacher? Attend a free Get Into Teaching event to: ➡️ Get your questions answered ➡️ Meet course providers in your area ➡️ Discover what funding options are available ➡️ Connect with people like you considering a career in teaching.

Get into Teaching - Virtual Open Evening13Mar2024

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Online Event

Get into Teaching - Virtual Open Evening28Mar2024

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm @ Online Event

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Every success story starts with a great teacher and great teachers start at Kingsbridge. If you think you are up to the challenge - register your interest today and start your teaching career.

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