Train to Teach

Initial Teacher Training

We offer a range of training options if you want to become a teacher in Bradford.  

You can choose from school-led training programmes which offer hands-on training in a Bradford school from the start; or university and college-led training programmes which also include at least 24 weeks in placement schools during your course.

In our videos on the right, Jenn Plews from Bradford's Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance explains the key features of each programme to help you decide which is right for you. 

How to apply for teaching training


Routes into teaching school led courses


Routes into teaching university/college led courses

School Centred ITT Programmes

This is a listing of the SCITT programmes available in Bradford.  

Like School Direct, SCITTs provide school-led training courses. You'll find details of each SCITT programme on their websites.  Details of the courses on offer for September 2018 are also on the UCAS website.

Northern Lights SCITT


UCAS Code: 255

UCAS Listing: Northern Lights SCITT, Skipton Girls High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1QL


Exceed SCITT


UCAS Code: 2EY

UCAS Listing: Exceed SCITT, All Saints Road, Bradford, BD7 3AY


Birth to 19 SCITT


UCAS Code: 259

UCAS Listing: Birth to 19 SCITT, St Edmunds Nursery School, Washington Street, Bradford, BD8 9QW




UCAS Code: 1N1

UCAS Listing: c/o The Bruntcliffe Academy Bruntcliffe Lane Leeds Leeds, Yorkshire LS27 0LZ


School Direct Programmes

This is a listing of Bradford schools which offer School Direct training courses, starting in September 2018.

Visit schools' websites to find out about their programmes and how they prepare you for the classroom. Details of the training places they have available are found on the UCAS website - simply enter the relevant UCAS provider code into the UCAS teacher training search page.

Academies Enterprise Trust: Feversham Primary Academy


UCAS Code: 2CK

UCAS Listing: AET: Feversham Primary Academy, Harewood Street, Bradford BD3


Belle Vue Girls Academy


UCAS Code: 2G4

UCAS Listing: Belle Vue Girls Academy, Thorn Lane, Bingley Road, Bradford BD9 6NA


The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership


UCAS Code: 1MU

UCAS Listing: The Beckfoot School Direct Partnership, Wagon Lane, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 1EE (1MU)


Bingley Grammar School


UCAS Code: 2BP

UCAS Listing: Bingley Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 2RS


Bradford South Partnership


UCAS Code: 2FA

UCAS Listing: Bradford South Partnership, Manchester Road, Bradford BD5 7DQ


The Catholic Schools Partnership


UCAS Code: 13K

UCAS Listing: The Catholic Schools Partnership, Crownest Road, Bingley, BD16 4HQ


Dixons Academy Trust


UCAS Code: 1EP

UCAS Listing: Dixons Academy Trust, Ripley Street, Bradford, BD5 7RR


St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre


UCAS Code: 1EN

UCAS Listing: St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford BD8 9QW


Exceed Partnership


UCAS Code: 278

UCAS Listing: Exceed Partnership, All Saints Road, Great Horton, Bradford BD7 3AY


Ilkley All Saints Teacher Training Partnership


UCAS Code: 2DX

UCAS Listing: Ilkley All Saints Teacher Training Partnership, Easby Drive, Ilkley, LS29 9BE


Shanidar School Direct


UCAS Code: 39KY

UCAS Listing: Shanidar Teaching School Alliance Southfield Grange Campus Haycliffe Lane Bradford BD5 9ET


University/College Led Programmes

There are a number of universities close to Bradford which offer teacher training courses which include placements in Bradford schools, as well as to other locations. 

There is currently one college-led programme located in Bradford itself.

Bradford College


UCAS Code: B60

UCAS Listing: Bradford College, Registrar Services, B16 Old Building, Bradford College, Bradford, BD7 1AY


Getting More Information

There is lots of information to help you choose a training course.

Teaching Get Into Teaching is the official government website for teacher training.  You can find information about programmes, options for financial support and details of how to apply.
UCAS UCAS provides general information about entry requirements for teacher training courses as well as a directory of all courses. You apply through UCAS for teacher training programmes.
Prospects Prospects is the UK's biggest graduate careers website, owned by a registered charity. It offers information on teacher training (as well as other careers).

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