You have applied for one of our programmes through UCAS. What happens now?
If we feel you meet our criteria, we will invite you in for an initial interview.
First stage interview
The first stage is an interview led by a member of our ITT team at the SCITT head office in Pimlico. The focus of this interview will be your subject knowledge and your suitability and passion for training with us.
Before arriving at interview, you will be asked to submit a short written task on your perceptions of teaching. You will also be asked to complete a short written task to assess your subject knowledge. You will also be asked to complete a literacy task. There is no preparation required in advance to complete this.
The second stage is an interview at a prospective placement school. This gives you the opportunity to see the school you could be potentially working in and meet key team members who will be supporting you while you are on placement.
For this stage you will need to research your placement school carefully, and show an understanding of their curriculum and context.
At this stage, we will ask you to teach a lesson episode to a small group of students. We will provide you with the topic you are required to teach in advance so you have time to prepare the lesson and materials.
Before the course
In addition to the required qualifications above, before the start of the course:
- We ask you to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before starting the course to ensure you are fit to work with children and young people.
- We also ask you to undergo an occupational health assessment to assess fitness for teaching.