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Teacher Training School

A Teacher Training School is a location used to deliver school-centred teacher training courses.

There are 2 main types of initial teacher training (ITT) courses that can be designated:

  • schools ITT courses
  • ITT courses for those who want to teach in the further education (FE) sector

These courses can be delivered under a range of different models. The designation and approval arrangements vary.

Schools ITT courses can be delivered by authority funded providers, private providers or by School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers. Some may be delivered under the School Direct programme.

ITT courses for the further education sector are delivered mainly by authority funded providers and in some cases by private providers.

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