About Us

Secondary, Primary and Early Years … We are recruiting!

Please note that due to restrictions on visitors to schools we are recruiting for our 2021-22 PGCE and QTS courses and Assessment Only programmes by video link.

Essex and Thames Education is one of the UK’s most established teacher training providers having sustained an excellent reputation for more than 21 years. Working in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University we offer you a wide range of teacher training programmes.

All our courses offer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and most offer a Post-graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) award with masters level credits and an opportunity to train with some of the very best in the sector.

Click play to watch this video and see what our schools and trainees say about their experiences with Essex & Thames SCITT.

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As a very successful and long established teacher training provider, Essex and Thames Education has forged links and strategic partnerships with an impressive variety of local and national organisations. We place great value on the input from all our school partners, and are proud of the links we have developed and are still developing with organisations and initiatives nationally, all of which help us to continually improve and reshape our provision to take into account changes as they occur within education.


Teacher training is a significant investment, but there’s often funding available to help you. There are various funding sources to support you through your training programme depending on the route you’ve chosen, the specialism you want to teach, and your personal circumstances. Use the links on this page to get more information.

Our Courses

We offer a wide range of Early Years, Primary and Secondary courses. Our courses all offer you Qualified Teacher Status.

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Runwell Community Primary School,
Canewdon Gardens
Essex SS117BJ