Teacher Training


You can choose to apply for a training place via UCAS or a new GOV.UK service called Apply for teacher training:

To apply through UCAS Click here

To apply through GOV.UK Click here

Which route should you apply for – see below:

Route 1

School Direct Fee paying

Connect Teaching School Alliance/Staniland Academy

This route is school based and is open to all graduates. It is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may be eligible for a bursary.

This programme is offered by Staniland Academy as the Lead School and you will be based within one of our partner schools. Visit the UCAS website and find us there!

Please apply to:
Staniland Academy Accredited Provider Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance


Route 2

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Fee paying

Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

This route is also a school-based route into teacher training and is open to all graduates. It is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may be eligible for a bursary.  This programme is offered by Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance as the SCITT provider. Nevertheless, you will be based within one of the Primary or Special schools within our partnerships. This is what you need to know when you apply through the UCAS website:

Please apply to:
Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA)

Route 3

School Direct – Salaried

School Direct Salaried places are open to those candidates who already have a school that will support them in this route. We would expect that candidates to have significant experience over 2 or 3 years working in a school so that they have the capacity to teach whole class from the beginning of the academic year. We would expect this experience to be in the phase candidates choose for their training year.  Please be aware that this route is only very rarely offered and it is to those candidates who already have a school that has committed to support their training.  We advise that you contact us in the first instance to see if this is a route that is applicable to you, please get in touch with us at enquiries@connect-tsa.net

What is the difference between the School Direct Fee and SCITT Programmes?

In essence, the only difference between these two programmes are the schools to which you apply.

For the School Direct Programme (Fee) you need to apply to the Lead School, Staniland Academy.  For the SCITT Programme you need to apply to Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance, Primary.

Both courses will run identically. For both courses you will pay the exact same training fees of £9250, you will be based within one of our partner schools and the training you receive will be exactly the same. Therefore, to improve your chances of securing a place on our training programme you could apply to both the Lead School and SCITT provider.

Connect Teaching School Alliance Lead School: Staniland Academy
Connect Teaching School Alliance ITT coordinator: ellie.hextall@connect-tsa.co.uk

Entry Requirements

Degree qualification (2:2 or above)
GCSE English, Maths & Science – Grade C/4 or above
Equivalency tests can be taken to obtain these grade

Useful links



Course codes

Course Codes for Connect TSA and LTSA SCITT:

ProviderAge rangeProvider codeCourse code
Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT3-725GU573
Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT5-1125G2PSM
Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT7-1125GZ103
Connect Teaching School Alliance/Staniland Academy3-72702RFG
Connect Teaching School Alliance/Staniland Academy5-11270T695
Connect Teaching School Alliance/Staniland Academy7-11270F392
Connect Teaching School Alliance/Staniland Academy3-727036KP (salaried)
Connect Teaching School Alliance/Staniland Academy5-11270W668 (salaried)
Connect Teaching School Alliance/Staniland Academy7-11270T505 (salaried)

For the course codes of our other partners with the LTSA please follow the link below:

LTSA SCITT Application Codes 2021-22