SCITT or university PGCE if I want to become an educational psychologist?Watch
As an additional question, if I would like to have support from people in a similar situation i.e. support from other people doing teacher training would it be better to do the uni led route? I think it would be beneficial to have others to talk to and for mutual support throughout the year.
In terms of interacting with other students, I found the SCITT course fine for that. There were other trainees in my school, and even another in my department (though this is less common). On top of that, SCITT courses will usually have one day a week that is a 'university' or 'training' day where you meet up with all the other trainees from various schools and learn stuff about teaching. To be honest, I felt the SCITT course was better in terms of feeling supported, because I was in my host school from day one, I developed a proper relationship with the other members of staff and felt I could go to them if I was struggling.