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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

Details of all Accredited ITT Providers and Partnerships in Bradford are below. 


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 

Northern Lights SCITT


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


Bradford Diocese Academies Trust

At BDAT we have partnered with a carefully selected, highly successful and committed provider in GORSE SCITT who share our ethos and will provide you with a great teacher training experience. Our partner GORSE SCITT is an Ofsted Outstanding teacher training provider rated Outstanding in all aspects of their work.


Ilkley and All Saints Teacher Training Partnership


School Leaders

If you are interested in hosting a trainee teacher placement at your school, please contact the Provider or Partnerships above, or complete the following form:

We will pass your information to all Bradford ITT Providers and Partnerships.