King Edward's Consortium

King Edwards Consortium

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King Edward’s Consortium (KEC) is the no.1 school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) provider in the country (The Good Teacher Training Guide, 2017). We are rated outstanding by Ofsted (2012).

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Our courses are listed on the Department for Education's Find postgraduate teacher training search tool. Applications should be made through UCAS Teacher Training (UCASTT) or the DfE's Apply system. 

Apply for our SCITT (fee-paying) programmes using the UCASTT provider code K50. Use the UCASTT provider code 15G for our School Direct (salaried) programmes.

We welcome applications from candidates in both Apply 1 and Apply 2. 

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When you search for a course on Find postgraduate teacher training, you might be asked whether you want to apply through UCASTT or 'Apply for teacher training'.

From 10 February 2020, the Department for Education (DfE) asked the King Edward's Consortium to list its courses on their new 'Apply for teacher training' service. This service is free to use. It is designed to be more user-friendly and will eventually replace UCASTT.

The DfE service is still in development which means that only a limited number of SCITT and School Direct courses are listed. Unless all three of your chosen courses are listed on the new service, the most straightforward way to apply to the King Edward's Consortium is via UCASTT. 

We will assess applications from both services in the same way.

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The quality of training across the partnership is outstanding.

Ofsted, 2012