Entry Requirements

In order to apply for a place on the SCITT course, or School Direct routes accredited by the SCITT, all applicants must:

– hold  (or expect to gain before the start of the course), a UK recognised degree (preferably 2:1 or above) or equivalent. 

already hold GCSE Grade C or above in English and mathematics and be able to gain at least a Grade C in science, or equivalent, before the interview processes are finished.

– demonstrate that they can communicate accurately and effectively in spoken and written Standard English.

-demonstrate the capacity to meet all the required Standards by the end of their training and possess the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be teachers.

-pass health and DBS police checks and have the physical and mental fitness to teach.


All degree subjects will be considered, including subjects that are not directly linked to a National Curriculum subject.

A commitment to undertake teacher training is a major step. Whenever possible, we recommend applicants make this commitment based on a first hand understanding of the pressures and rewards of working in a British primary school in the twenty first century. Applicants are therefore encouraged to gain relevant and recent experience in a primary school. We feel this is advantageous to demonstrate your understanding of teaching and learning in your interview.  We consider applications without experience and are able to offer experience to potential applicants.  Please do contact the SCITT for further information.