QUALITY TRAINING AT THE HEART OF TEACHING                                                          

Chiltern Training Group

Chiltern Training Group is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Provider offering Secondary PGCE courses. We train individuals to teach the 11-16 age group for all subjects except Business Studies which is 14-19. 

We believe the best place to train teachers effectively in the highly complex art of teaching is in schools.  Formal academic lectures and training sessions are delivered by serving teachers and you will be based at one of our consortium schools throughout your training year.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certicate in Education (PGCE) validated by the University of Bedfordshire with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


In April 2009 Chiltern Training Group was judged to be Outstanding (Grade 1) by Ofsted for Overall Effectiveness and Capacity to Improve.

In February 2014 (under a different framework) CTG was again awarded Outstanding with Grade 1 across all of the key judgements.  

Ofsted commented on the:

  •  High level of cohesion with outstanding engagement across  Partnership Schools
  •  Excellent central training backed by very skilled feedback  from  mentors
  •  Subject Co-ordinators provide strong quality assurance within schools
  •  Excellent monitoring and evaluation is provided by Training  Support  Tutors
  •  Trainees exhibit outstanding practice
  •  NQTs are ahead of expectations