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How to apply


Applications for September 2022 will open on 12th October 2021.  Applications are accepted through the DfE Apply. For more information on how to apply please see the Get Into Teaching website.

Please note that applications for the Assessment Only route are accepted throughout the year.

Select your course below to see the entry requirements. If you have any questions about your eligibility for the courses outlined below then please contact Olivia Lewis on olewis@bpscitt.uk

Secondary SCITT and School Direct

- British Bachelors Honours Degree or equivalent qualification

- GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualification 

- Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills

- Clean criminal record and eligible to work in the UK

- Please note that there is no minimum classroom experience required to be considered for entry on this route but we would recommend that prospective trainees do undertake as much school experience as possible before the start of the course.

Primary SCITT and School Direct

- British Bachelors Honours Degree or equivalent qualification

- GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualification 

- Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills

- Clean criminal record and eligible to work in the UK

- Please note that there is no minimum classroom experience required to be considered for entry on this route but we would recommend that prospective trainees do undertake as much school experience as possible before the start of the course.

Early Years Route

- British Bachelors Honours Degree or equivalent qualification

- GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualification 

- Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills

- Clean criminal record and eligible to work in the UK

- You must be working in an Early Years setting which is willing to support your placement on the course.

Salaried

- British Bachelors Honours Degree or equivalent qualification

- GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualification 

- Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills

- Clean criminal record and eligible to work in the UK

- You must have at least 3 years of relevant school experience and be working in a school willing to support your placement.

Assessment Only

- British Bachelors Honours Degree or equivalent qualification

- GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualification 

- Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills

- Clean criminal record and eligibility to work in the UK

- You must already be working in a school as an unqualified teacher with a timetable equivalent to that of a qualified teacher. 

- You should have teaching experience in at least two settings for at least two years in total.

For full DfE criteria please visit the DfE Assessment Only website