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.
The minimum academic qualifications required for the Initial Training Programmes at North Wiltshire SCITT are:
- 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.
- 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 have an authorised arrangement with Equivalency Testing who can arrange the equivalency testing for you. You can contact Bridget on 01277 203336 or at www.equivalencytesting.com.
Alternatively, you can retake your GCSE in the subject required.
These must be checked for comparability by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) - www.naric.org.uk.
All candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to verify their suitability for working with young people.
Professional Skills Tests
The DfE has recently removed the requirement to pass nationally set professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. However, we will have our own tests for you to undertake, which will form part of any offer that is made to you.
You can search for one of our Primary or Secondary courses using the DfE Find Service. Our Provider Code is 24u.