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One inspiring, bespoke teacher training course. One unique PGCE, delivered by the University of Leeds. Training to teach doesn’t have to be complicated, and training with Red Kite is designed to be simple.

Whether you apply for school-centred training (SCITT) or School Direct with Red Kite or one of our partners, you’ll follow the same high-quality Red Kite Teacher Training Course. With placements across Leeds and Yorkshire, we have the right school for you. Urban, rural, inner city and special schools – we’ve got them all. You can even choose the venue nearest to where you live for our training days.

We’re bringing teacher training to you.

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Emplyment Based Routes

With a proven track record of bringing talented new teachers into the profession, our experienced team deliver outstanding training in schools within our partnership.

Our trainees have developed an excellent reputation, to the extent that many of our partner schools in the region will look to Red Kite first when recruiting for teaching roles.

We offer several different routes into teaching. School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is available for Primary and Secondary and our School Direct (salaried & unsalaried) courses are available for Primary. In addition to this, we are now introducing a Part-Time programme and a range of SEND courses.

All Red Kite Trainee Teachers have access to student facilities and support at the University of Leeds. Trainees with us can make full use of the University’s accommodation services, learning resources, sports facilities, and student support services.

We also offer an Assessment Only route for professionals already employed in a school, who have a degree but do not hold QTS.

Due to the excellence of our Initial Teacher Training, Red Kite was selected by the DfE as a Teaching School Hub – giving us the chance to work collaboratively to spread our offer across the region.