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Welcome to the Tommy Flowers SCITT

The Tommy Flowers SCITT invites you to find out about the range of teacher training courses we have to offer across the primary and secondary age phases. Described by Ofsted in 2023 as “a first-class programme” that is “second to none”, we will help you find the right course to “truly flourish” whether that be our Tuition-Fee QTS with PGCE course, the Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship or the Assessment Only Route.

The Tommy Flowers SCITT is the only partnership based in Milton Keynes to be accredited to deliver teacher training from September 2024. Working in partnership with schools across Milton Keynes and the surrounding area, our teacher training programmes provide access to outstanding training, mentoring and pastoral care. We nurture trainees into exceptional teachers who develop positive attitudes to learning and behaviour in their pupils, have strong subject and professional knowledge and engage their classes with enthusiasm and energy. With a 100% employment rate following completion of the course, our Early Career Teachers (ECTs) often choose to stay in their placement schools which they describe as being “like a family” (Ofsted, 2023).

After completing the 1-year training courses with the Tommy Flowers SCITT and our partner primary and secondary schools, our trainee teachers are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), with an option to also study for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in partnership with Northumbria University.

Our trainees come to teaching with a broad range of experiences. Some have just graduated from university but perhaps have family in Milton Keynes, others are moving to the area for the first time. Many have been working or volunteering in schools already and others are having a change of career after working in other industries.

No matter your background, if you have a passion for teaching, are organised and hard-working, please explore our courses further, book a place on an information event and contact us to find out more about studying with the Tommy Flowers SCITT.

Ready to apply? Use the Apply for Teacher Training portal to start your application.

Secondary English SCITT trainee teacher on a PGCE course, working with two pupils.

Why train with us?

Discover more about the Tommy Flowers SCITT, our team and what Ofsted, Headteachers and Trainees think of our course.


Explore our range of QTS, PGCE and Apprenticeship courses. Choose from primary, secondary or our Assessment Only programme for those with prior experience.

Case studies

Find out more about the different pathways our trainees have taken before training with the Tommy Flowers SCITT.

Routes into teacher training

Schools need their teachers to have a range of experiences and skills. That’s why trainees on the Tommy Flowers SCITT come from varied backgrounds and pathways. Some will have gone to university immediately after school and know that they want to train to teach upon graduation. Others have taken a different journey and have been employed in other careers before choosing to teach.

Read about the pathways some of our current trainees have taken.