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School Centred Initial Teacher Training  (SCITT)

The CREC Early Years Partnership is a consortium comprising the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, St Thomas Centre Nursery School, 3 regional teaching school alliances and over 50 'Good' or 'Outstanding' schools from across 5 local authorities. The CREC Early Years Partnership SCITT programme offers a one year, full-time, early years, school-based route to qualification as a Primary Teacher or Early Years Teacher with QTS.

Onkar Phull SCITT Trainee Teacher

“ I would recommend the school centred Initial teacher training run at CREC because it has immersed me in the role of teacher  very quickly and I am finding practical ways to exercise my newly acquired skills everyday. 

It was great to be a part of a close learning community and go on the journey together. I met some very inspiring people, who I think have helped me be the teacher I am today.The course met my expectations and I would definitely recommend the SCITT for enabling and equipping me to become a qualified teacher.

Lauren Coates completed her training with CREC Early Years Partnership and became a qualified teacher in July 2016. Following successful interview, she was offered a position at St Thomas Centre Nursery School and has been teaching there since

Accredited Provider:  St. Thomas Centre Nursery School (Birmingham)

Lead School: St. Thomas Centre Nursery School (West Midlands)

University Partner: Birmingham City University

Delivery Partner: The Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC)


Find out more  by clicking on the link below:

CREC Early Years Partnership