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ITT Courses

The BTSA has an excellent reputation for Teacher Training. We work in partnership with local schools and Tes Institute. The following teacher training opportunities will be available starting in September 2024 through the ITT Fee funded and ITT Employment based routes. 

Whilst specific training places have been loosely attached to certain schools, there is flexibility in this depending on the association that individual candidates have with particular schools. Candidates are therefore required to be flexible about their placements but we would encourage you to state your preference when submitting your application. We always ensure that all training will be of the highest quality regardless of the host school.

Key Stage 3/4

Training places are available for the following subjects: 

Art & Design
Business Studies
Computer Science
Design & Technology
Modern Foreign Languages
Physical Education
Physical Education with EBacc (one of English, Maths, Science, MFL, History, Geography)
Religious Education

Key Stage 1/2

Training places are available for the following subjects: 


Applicants must have a relevant degree, preferably 2:1 or above and English and Mathematics GCSE at C or above; Primary applicants also require GCSE Science. Further details about eligibility can be found on the DfE website 

Applications open 10th October 2023 through the GOV.UK website but courses are available to view from 3rd October.  Our courses can be found by entering Benfleet TSA into the search area via this link:

We are part of the School Experience Programme which provides opportunities for potential trainees to spend a few days in school to help decide if teaching is right for you. More details can be found on

For more information about the various routes into teaching through the BTSA please contact: (Attn. Maxine Howard)

All posts are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check. 

The BTSA and every partner school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All staff and volunteers must share this commitment.  Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training in induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.