• "The course has been informative and instructional from the start; it has prepared me well for a career in teaching. Every member of NWSCITT has been supportive and encouraging. My advice would be to listen to their advice – they know what they are talking about!"
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APPLYING & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


We are looking for applicants who are suited to the teaching profession both academically and personally. We actively welcome applications from mature students, valuing their experience of life and the world of work, as well as applicants straight from their first degrees.

You must be passionate about working with children and young people, motivated, organised, professional and be prepared to work hard.   APPLY NOW

Please see our entry requirements below for details regarding the qualifications required.   If you are unsure whether your qualifications are suitable, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Entry Requirements

The minimum academic qualifications required for the Initial Training Programmes at North Wiltshire SCITT are:

 Secondary Applicants

  • GCSE Mathematics and English Language: Grade C/4 or higher (or equivalent qualification. Please see our qualification policy for more information on equivalent qualifications.)

  • A UK  degree preferably with a 2:2 classification or higher in a subject taught within the National Curriculum of England and Wales (or a recognised equivalent qualification.)

  • A Level's within your chosen subject area are also preferred, but not essential.
  • Whilst experience of working within a secondary school is not an essential requirement, we often find that trainees do benefit from having some secondary school experience within their chosen subject.  This can be as a TA, volunteer experience, or even some observational days.  An understanding or awareness of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 and GCSE for your subject is also beneficial.

Modern Language candidates will be required to train across two languages.  The main languages spoken within our Partnership schools are French, Spanish and German.  Modern Language applicants should hold a degree in the primary language they wish to teach, although consideration will be given to other degrees.  All candidates should have the ability to teach a second curriculum language, and ideally hold an A level at Grade C or above in that language.  Native speakers with the ability to speak an additional curriculum language will also be considered.

Social Science applicants will be requiered to teach a second subject, such as psychology, social science, law etc. at KS4 and KS5 and will be expected to have relevant qualifications (ideally A-Level or higher).

 Primary Applicants

  • GCSE Mathematics, English Language and Science: Grade C/4 or higher (or equivalent qualification. Please see our qualification policy for more information on equivalent qualifications).  
  • UK Degree, ideally grade 2:2 or higher, or international equivalent. 
  • Whilst experience of working within a primary school is not an essential requirement, we often find that our trainees do benefit from having some primary school experience, whether it be working as a TA, volunteer experience, or even some observational days.  An understanding  or awareness of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculums is also beneficial.

 

Equivalency Tests

If you have not managed to achieve the required GCSE grades, you may take a GCSE Equivalency Test. 

NWSCITT only accept Equivalency Tests from the following recognised organisations:

Unfortunately, if you have an Equivalency Test from another provider, this will not be accepted and you will be required to retake it from one of the above providers.

Please note that Equivalency Tests are only suitable for those candidates who have previously attempted a GCSE.  If you have not previously attempted a GCSE, we will require you to take a full GCSE qualification.

If you are unsure, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Overseas Qualifications

These must be checked for comparability by the UK National Information Centre (ENIC) and a statement provided to NWSCITT prior to starting your course. If you are unsure, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to applying.

 

Safeguarding Commitment 

 

NWSCITT is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. As such, all candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to verify their suitability for working with young people.

NWSCITT also reserve the right to check any references provided on the candidates application and clarify any work history with an applicant.

NWSCITT will require anyone who has lived or worked abroad within the past 10 years to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct, or Police check equivalent, from the country that they were living in. 

In addition to these checks, NWSCITT will also carry out checks on the Teacher Regulation Agency website, such as GTEC Sanctions list, Section 128 etc. 

For Primary applications, you will also be subject to the Childrens' Act 2006 and Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018.

 

Numeracy and Literacy Assessments

The DfE has removed the requirement to pass nationally set professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy.  However, we do have our own diganostic assessments for you to complete, which you will be required to undertake upon your acceptance of any offer made to you. These will not form part of any conditions of offer, but you will be required to pass them prior to completing your course and awarding of your QTS qualification.

 

Apply Now

You can also search for one of our Primary or Secondary courses using the DfE Find Service.  Search for North Wiltshire SCITT.  Our Provider Code is 24u.

 

We look forward to welcoming your application at North Wiltshire SCITT. 


   

 

 

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