Gain Experience of Teaching (SEP)

Gain Experience of Teaching  (SEP)

Gain Experience of Teaching (SEP)

Gain Experience of Teaching via our School Experience Programme

! In light of measures in place due to the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) school experience may be affected.  More detailed guidance on what this means for teaching training applications can be found here

As a partnership, the NCITTP endeavours to support people who are seeking a career in teaching. Gaining classroom experience before you start your initial teacher training (ITT) can really help you make sure that a career in teaching is right for you.

We may be able to help you gain experience in a Primary or Secondary school via the School Experience Programme.  Click here for more information or to book a place.

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For some School Experience involves sampling a day or two in a school to see whether this is a viable career. Others who have already decided that a career in teaching is what they desire, now may wish to build a portfolio of evidence of time spent in schools liaising with teachers and students in advance of an application for teaching.



To qualify for School Experience with us you must:

  • intend to apply for initial teacher training in the year 2020-21
  • have Maths and English GCSE at Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • have, or are expected to have, a minimum of a 2:2 in a degree which is relevant to the subject you wish to teach, or sufficient A level qualifications to enable you to progress with your application with some subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) support if appropriate:
  • Please note that in order to spend more than 3 days in any of our Partnership schools or academies you will require an enhanced DBS check. This is part of our Safeguarding Policy. If you are applying for more than 3 days you will need to process and fund the DBS clearance yourself.


For further details about the School Experience Programme please email Vanessa Scott on: