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
The minimum academic qualifications required for the Initial Training Programmes at North Wiltshire SCITT are:
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).
- 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.
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.
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.
We look forward to welcoming your application at North Wiltshire SCITT.