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Welcome to the Essex Teacher Training website

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider of Initial Teacher Training in the Eastern Region. We offer high quality school-based training routes in Primary, Secondary and Special schools.

Applications for September 2022

Applications for ITT programmes starting in September 2022 open on 12 October.

If you have questions about any of our courses or about training in your local area, then please contact us to discuss.

All our training programmes are listed on Find Postgraduate Teacher Training just search for Essex Teacher Training.

Your route to teaching could be nearer than you think.

We offer training places in schools in Essex, Herts, Suffolk and North London


We offer this 10 month full time route to teaching in partnership with a large number of schools across Essex and its surrounding borders. The programme leads to QTS with PGCE and you need to apply to Essex Teacher Training here.

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Assessment Only

If you are currently working as an unqualified teacher in a UK school then this route to QTS could be for you. If you meet the entry criteria you will enter into an assessment period without the need for further training.

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School Direct

This programme is run in partnership with groups of schools across Essex and its surrounding borders. This 10 month programme is available as a salaried and a non-salaried route. The PGCE is included in the tuition fees but an optional extra for salaried trainees. The salaried programme is offered as both F/T and P/T. You apply direct to our Lead Schools here. Enter our provider code of E75 into the training provider box and all our SCITT and School Direct courses will be visible.

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Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship

This programme is run in partnership with groups of schools across Essex. Similar to School Direct Salaried it is a 12 month FT programme, where once you’ve met QTS you are required to pass an End Point Assessment to complete the apprenticeship.

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