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


Entry Requirements

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

 Secondary Applicants

  • Grade C/Level 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
  • A UK honours degree preferably with a 2:2 classification or higher which typically should be at least 50% match to the subject in which you wish to train (or a recognised equivalent qualification). 

Modern Language candidates will be required to train across two languages and all Modern Language applicants must hold a degree in the language they wish to teach as well as holding an A level at Grade C or above in a second curriculum language.  Consideration will also be given to candidates with a GCSE as well as native speakers. 

Social Science applicants will be expected to have a second subject with the ability to teach at KS4 and KS5.

 Primary Applicants

    • Grade C/Level 4 or above in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent).
    • A UK honours 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).  


Equivalency Tests

If you do not have the appropriate GCSE grades, we will only  accept Equivalency Tests from the following agencies:

www.equivalencytesting.com.   (01277 203 336)

QTS Equivalency Testing Online and in London | A Star Equivalency


Unfortunately, we will not accept any other equivalency test that you may have previously taken.


Alternatively, you can retake your GCSE in the subject required.

Overseas Qualifications

These must be checked for comparability by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) - www.naric.org.uk.


North Wiltshire SCITT is committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons.   As part of our committment and in line with the Government's Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance,  all candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to verify their suitability for working with young people.  Checks will also be undertaken against the Teacher Regulation Agency.  Please also be aware that we reserve the right to ask for additional references, check references supplied and work history.  Candidates will also be required to undertake a fit to work health check.


Numeracy and Literacy Assessments

The DfE has removed the requirement to pass nationally set professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy.  However, we will have our own assessments for you to complete, which you will be required to undertake upon your acceptance of any offer made to you. Whilst these will not form part of our conditions of offer, you will be required to meet the standards prior to the end of the course in order to be awarded QTS.


Apply Now

You can 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 are encouraging our trainees to apply using the new DfE Apply Service.   North Wiltshire SCITT is proud to be trialling this new application service, which has been designed to help simplify the application process.

Alternatively, we are still accepting applications through UCAS.


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




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