Do you want to train to be a Primary School Teacher in an Outstanding SCITT?

We were rated Outstanding in all areas November 2017 - Read the full Ofsted report here.





Come and chat to the South Coast SCITT team and find out more about our courses in

General Primary (ages 5 to 11) and Early Years Primary (ages 3 to 7) 



South Coast SCITT Learning Centre

 Bransgore School, Bransgore, BH23  8JH

 Thursday, 7th December 2017

 5 - 7 pm


South Coast SCITT Learning Centre

Bransgore School, Bransgore, BH23  8JH

Wednesday, 10th January 2018

5 - 7 pm


Poole High School

Train to Teach Roadshow

Thursday 25th January 2018

5-7 pm


Bournemouth (venue TBA)

6th March 2018

4.30 pm - 8 pm



South Coast SCITT Learning Centre

Bransgore School, Bransgore, BH23  8JH

Wednesday, 18th April  2018

 5 - 7 pm


Poole High School

Thursday, 3rd May 2018

5-7 pm 




Use your skills to train to teach in an OUTSTANDING TEACHING SCHOOL

located in the New Forest

At SOUTH COAST SCITT we offer you:

A one-year course leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in the Primary Age Range

High-quality personalised training, consistently rated as outstanding

Hands-on, practical learning experiences from day one

Excellent career prospects

Validated by the University of Winchester

Training graduates to become outstanding teachers driven by: 

pupil progress, personalisation and partnership

Tel:  01425 674625 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Learning Principles

    South Coast SCITT is a learning community committed to supporting and engendering a passion for learning in children, Trainees, School and Centre-based staff.

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    South Coast SCITT is located in the beautiful county of Dorset on the South Coast of England, bordering the New Forest National Park.

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Welcome to South Coast SCITT

Mission Statement:  Training graduates to become outstanding teachers driven by: 

  • pupil progress
  • personalisation and
  • partnership

Angela Barnes - Director

Welcome from the Director, Angela Barnes

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our website. If you have a passion for learning and feel inspired to lead the next generation of children to fulfil their potential, then ours is the course for you. 

At South Coast SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) we offer a full time, one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in partnership with the University of Winchester. 

Our exciting, challenging course is fast-paced and ‘hands on’. We benefit from being located within the grounds of Bransgore Primary School – an Academy and Teaching School judged to be OUTSTANDING by Ofsted.

At South Coast, theory and practice is truly integrated in an exciting learning experience, where Trainees observe and support outstanding teachers whilst also developing their understanding of educational theory. Our ‘SCITT/Training School Experience’ gives our trainees the unique opportunity to work alongside children in all year groups of the Primary School from day one of the programme, giving them a head start to their training in a practical ‘hands-on’ approach and within an inspirational learning environment.

Learning to teach at South Coast SCITT gives trainees the opportunity to:

  • specialise in children aged 3 -11 years
  • gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • gain up to 60 credits towards a Master's Qualification
  • benefit from fantastic career prospects

'A brilliant course - one of the best experiences of my life - I didn’t want it to end!' (South Coast SCITT Trainee, 2012)