SCITT and School Direct ITT places 2020-21

Recruitment is now open for the 2020-21 intake.  Information about all teacher training courses can be found on the DfE website. 

The recruitment process for the Astra SCITT  is managed via the Astra SCITT and three lead Hubs: Astra Amersham Hub, Astra Aylesbury Hub and Astra Marlow Hub. Each link shows the Astra courses being recruited to via the SCITT and each Lead Hub. 

The majority of our training programmes are full time, running from September 2020 - June 2021.

In addition, we are also offering part-time unsalaried Primary/Primary with Maths routes at some of our schools, which will run from September 2020 - June 2022. For both the QTS and QTS with PGCE part-time routes, Primary General and Primary with Maths 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 


5-7 or 7-11

Monday and Tuesday

QTS programme Wednesdays with Astra


7-11 or 5-7

Monday and Tuesday

PGCE: 5-6 additional days across the year with Goldsmiths (Weds, Thurs or Friday)

Optional attendance at QTS programme on Weds with Astra


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