Teacher training in London with Teaching London: LDBS SCITT

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Teaching London: LDBS SCITT

Teaching London SCITT and the LDBS partnership have been training outstanding teachers for over 20 years. Our graduate training leads to Qualified Teacher Status with a PGCE. We also run the Assessment Only Route for unqualified/overseas trained teachers and accredited courses for teaching assistants.

About Us

What we do

Our blend of individualised training, mentoring, coaching and classroom teaching is targeted to ensure you can make a difference to pupils’ learning from day one and hit the ground running as an NQT the following September! We help place you in the right school, giving you the best starting point for your new career in teaching.  


Where we train

Our teacher training is school based in innovative and transforming primary and secondary schools throughout London. Centre-based training takes place at our ITT Teacher Training Centre in the heart of London. All trainees go on a second placement for 6 weeks in a contrasting setting, as near to home as possible.


Serious about teacher training in London?

If you are serious about teacher training in London or in Kent and wish to know more about the training year, do please make an enquiry and come and see us at our base. Can’t come now? Make an enquiry and we’ll email or ring and talk to you anytime during the working week. 

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What do our students think about training to be a teacher with Teaching London?

Training teachers in London for over 20 years, we are very proud of the personnel and resources we have in place to ensure our graduates become top of their field. Don’t just take our word for it though, listen to what our trainees think about the course:

Teacher Training in London – Courses available

Primary Teacher Training

  • Full time PGCE and QTS routes
  • School Direct Tuition Fee & Salaried
  • 4 days a week in school
  • 1 day a week in SCITT
  • Train in 3-7yrs or 5-11yrs
  • In schools across London
  • Apply on UCAS to us or a Lead School
Primary PGCE

Secondary Teacher Training

  • Full time PGCE and QTS routes
  • School Direct Tuition Fee & Salaried
  • EBACC Subjects
  • 4 days a week in school
  • 1 day a week in SCITT
  • Train in 11-16yrs
  • In schools across London
  • Apply on UCAS to a Lead School

Assessment Only

  • Fast-track route to QTS for graduate unqualified teachers of at least 2 years
  • Suitable for Overseas Trained Teachers required to gain QTS
  • Not a training route
  • Must meet Teachers’ Standards 
  • Primary and Secondary options
  • Register your interest by email

Other Courses

  • Creative approaches to teaching and learning through Art
  • Preparation for Teaching suitable for graduate TAs
  • Bespoke Teaching Assistant Programmes for schools
  • CACHE Levels 2-5
  • Early Years, Primary and Secondary options

Teaching London: LDBS SCITT’s highly trained and friendly admin team will consistently support you from your first enquiry, to graduation and beyond. Our training combines interactive workshops to empower and prepare teachers for a rewarding career in teaching. Subject tutors, experts in their field, broaden and deepen your subject knowledge for application in the classroom. Link Tutors, your critical friends who bridge school and centre-based work throughout your training and into your NQT year.

Your well-being

From the outset, we support our applicants in making sure they are in a good position to start their training. However, life doesn’t always work out as we plan and we put many strategies in place to make sure we are there to support when the going gets tough. No problem is too big or too small for our team to listen and respond too. In addition, all trainees on our PGCE programme are signed up to an Employee Assistance Programme through the Education Support Partnership, offering free and confidential support, counselling and legal advice 24/7, 365 days a year.

100% of our teacher training graduates gain employment, the majority in one of the schools they trained in, making a smooth and successful transition from trainee to NQT. Headteachers recognise Teaching London: LDBS SCITT graduates will have had the very best training and will be able to join their schools confident and competent to meet the challenges of any classroom. Our graduates maintain and develop their careers, going on to senior leadership positions and many returning as trainers for the next generation of trainees.

Find our PGCE Courses on UCAS

“Teaching London gave me a huge amount of support when trying to achieve my PGCE. They were there to speak to every step of the way, they bring in the finest teaching experts in the country and helped me to become a confident, outstanding NQT. 5 years later I’m still in touch with them, helping new students to complete their PGCE’s. If you want to get into teaching, you should chose Teaching London. It was the best decision I ever made.”

Jemma Nathanson

“Thanks to the preparation Teaching London gave me, I passed my Induction year with flying colours and I have been already given responsibilities and a Leadership. So, if you are thinking of going into teaching, you should choose Teaching London.

It was the best decision I ever made.”
Debora Zarri

“I had a great time at Teaching London. The team are amazing, they do everything they can to help you become the best teacher that you can be. The course is tough, but so rewarding and it really set me up to be the best teacher that I can be. If you are thinking of becoming a teacher, this is the place to do it.”

Catherine Morgan

“I did my training here and felt very supported from all staff and feel I received an excellent variety of teaching skills, which has set me up well into my teaching career. I am now 6 years in and head of maths, teaching in year 6 at a school in Hackney.
I feel very fortunate to be able to go back and still seek guidance and help when needed.”

Stan Colomb

“Very friendly staff. The training is thorough and there is always someone there to help you if you need. The facilities are great with its own library and lots of study rooms.”

Sarah Wagman

“Thanks to the expertise and professionalism of those at Teaching London, in addition to their flexibility and understanding as both practitioners and people, I left feeling as though I had a good grounding and could build on what I had learnt there to grow into an outstanding teacher. I am now in my second year as a qualified teacher and have recently been appointed head of my dept! Overall, Teaching London is a great place to complete the ITT!”

Sana Patel

“Wonderful team who always do their upmost to support and deliver. Great space, great atmosphere, great people!!”

Samuel W.J. Fordham

Interested in finding out more about Teaching London SCITT?

We are always happy to discuss any aspect of our teacher training in London.