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Initial teacher training (ITT)

Three core routes into teaching

The DfE states that all teacher training leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) should sit within three core routes into teaching from September 2024:

  • Postgraduate fee-funded
  • Undergraduate fee-funded
  • Postgraduate employment-based


Accredited ITT Providers in Bradford 2023-2024

Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT

Exceed SCITT

At the heart of Exceed SCITT lies our unwavering commitment to our core values: Excel, Care, and Inspiration.

By embarking on your teaching journey with Exceed SCITT, you'll gain a wealth of diverse teaching experiences and make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of children (Excel).

Exceed SCITT places the well-being of its SCITT Teachers at the forefront, fostering a supportive and caring environment that always welcomes their contributions and actively promotes mental health and well being (Care).

Exceed SCITT's comprehensive teacher training programme is meticulously designed to cultivate high-quality teachers who are equipped to address the needs of every pupil they encounter (Inspire).


Bradford College 

ITT Partnerships in Bradford 2023-2024

Each partnership is made between an accredited provider and partner organisations.  The accredited provider is ultimately responsible for all elements and quality of the ITT programme.


Priestley Partnership

We offer both salaried and unsalaried positions in our six primary schools in Bradford. We offer both 3-7 and 5-11 routes.

East One Partnership

Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust ITT

We offer students the chance to study at Leeds Trinity University whilst completing placements in some of our 17 Catholic primary schools around Bradford and Keighley.



Northern Star ITT

Co-op Academies

Co-op Academies Trust believes in changing the lives of young people through empowering teachers and young people to work together for a better education and a better community.

The Trust brings together expertise from across Primary, Secondary, Special and Further Education in an aim to promote excellence in all aspects of education.

We provide practical training, in and outside of the classroom. Trainee teacher development is supported during the ITT year through training, classroom experience, professional dialogue and self-reflection.

Dixons Academies Trust

Ilkley and All Saints Teacher Training Partnership

Bradford Diocese Academies Trust