Initial Teacher Training
Teacher Training Advisers

A Teacher Training Adviser is an experienced teacher who will provide you with additional support when preparing and applying for teacher training. You can register for free to be allocated your own dedicated adviser who is on hand to give you any extra help you need:

  • practical advice and guidance at each stage of your application, from writing your personal statement to preparing for interviews

  • help you arrange your school experience

  • provide information about any financial support to which you may be entitled.

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At EASTA, we offer various routes into teaching:

Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is the largest SCITT in the country and is a dynamic, high- quality teacher training provider.

In partnership with the University of Suffolk, Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT offer  Qualified Teacher Status,  Postgraduate Certificate in Education and  60 Masters level credits upon successful completion of any of their secondary teacher training courses. Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT offer full-time (1 year) Tuition and Salaried routes into teaching as well as the option of part-time training over two years in many subjects.


The training you will receive with Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT is largely based in partnership schools, like Notre Dame, working alongside experienced classroom practitioners. This practical experience is also combined with the training delivered by Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT on a wide range of educational topics so you are well prepared, once qualified, to become a confident and resilient member of the teaching profession.


Please visit for further information about their training programmes; how to gain school experience and make an application as well as dates for their recruitment information evenings where you can meet the Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT Team.

The School Direct Tuition (SDT) training programme offers you a way of combining the best of both school-based training and university-based postgraduate study. This is a one-year individualised training programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

SDT will see trainees spend approximately two thirds of their time in schools and one third studying at university. In addition to QTS and PGCE this results in an additional award of 90 Master's credits. 

EASTA offers SDT in partnership with both the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), both of which are accredited by the National College of Teaching and Leadership to train and assess trainees.

In addition, we can also offer:

  • A two-year, part-time programme offered by Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT.

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