Taught course (will run subject to approval)

SCiTT - School Centred Initial Teacher Training - PGCE Primary Education

London School of Jewish Studies

Entry requirements

Trainees must meet the National requirements for trainee teachers which include:

Having an undergraduate degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

Having achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and in a science subject

Be able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English. Competence in numeracy and literacy.

Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh track candidates should be able to evidence a proven academic foundation of continued learning relevant to the requirements of the target cluster

Non UK Residents must check in the first instance if they are eligible to work in the UK

Months of entry


Course content

You will learn the basics of how to be an amazing teacher. You will cover the subject knowledge required to teach across the primary curriculum including English, Maths, Science and foundation subjects. We place a real emphasis on practical elements of teaching with expert tuition in creating exciting lessons, using technology as well as class and behaviour management.

Over the course, you will develop the tools and confidence to teach a class and quickly rise to senior leadership.

You will learn how to teach in a faith school: Over 1/4 of schools are faith schools – focusing on Jewish schools, you will learn to be comfortable teaching the national curriculum whilst respectful of religious beliefs and British values.

All trainees are allocated a SCITT Professional Tutor who is responsible for monitoring the trainee’s progress during school experiences. Through seminars on applying for your first job and preparing for interviews, your are supported to help secure your first teaching position.

Information for international students

This is an extremely popular course and we only have a limited number of places – so we encourage early applications.

Application for the SCITT programme is via https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training using the following codes:

Provider: London School of Jewish Studies 28T - Course name: Primary X104

If you need help, please contact us - we are happy to help. Call the office on 020 8203 6427 ext. 216

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Our current fee is set at £9,000, which has remained the same as last year's fees. The fee for students who have lived outside the UK for 3 years or more is provisionally £12,250.

See the Student Loans Company website for details of student loans and grants that are available.

LSJS has additional support packages available for trainees who develop a specialism in Jewish Studies. Please contact us for details.

Contact Suzanne Wayland for more information on 0208 203 6427 ext. 216.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • QTS
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

This can also lead to a PGCE Primary Education (post-graduate certificate of education).

Course contact details

Dr Helena Miller
+44 208 203 6427