SCITT and School Direct ITT Places for 2024-25

Recruitment for the September 2024/25 is now open!

See our prospectus here

Information about all our teacher training courses can be found on the DfE website and you can submit your application here for teacher training. We offer Secondary (11-16 yrs) (for Business Studies our course is 14-19 yrs) and Primary (5-11 yrs) programmes. 

The recruitment process for the Astra SCITT  is managed via the Astra SCITT and three lead Hubs:

  • Astra Amersham and Marlow Hub,
  • Astra Aylesbury Secondary Hub and
  • Astra Aylesbury Primary Hub

Details of schools offering courses can be found here

The majority of our training programmes are full time, running from September 2024 to end of June 2025.

In addition, we are also offering 2 year part-time unsalaried courses in Primary or Primary with Maths. We are also offering part-time routes for unsalaried secondary courses.  See our page on part-time courses here.

For both the QTS and QTS with PGCE part-time routes, trainees will be required to complete two equally weighted school placements in different key stages within the 5-11 age range, and spend at least 120 days in school.  Training will be completed across two academic years, starting in September and finishing in June. Full school and training days will be as follows:



Training and Professional Development 


2 days x week (Mon & Tues, or Thurs & Fri)

QTS programme Wednesdays with Astra


2 days x week (Mon & Tues, or Thurs & Fri)

Optional attendance at QTS programme on Weds with Astra

PGCE: 5-6 additional days across the year with Bath Spa University

As an equal opportunities provider, we are committed to diversity amongst our staff and trainees. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, neurodiverse and disabled people and those who are LGBT+, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the education sector. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled or neurodiverse candidates (including where a mental health issue is classified as a disability) demonstrate their suitability for the position to train to teach.

All our training opportunities are posted on the DfE's Apply service, although please do get in touch if you would like to discuss our training positions further, or see the relevant pages on this website.

Safeguarding is at the forefront of all our selection processes and decision-making.