ITT & Assessment Only QTS – Apply
Assessment Only QTS:
Information and Application Form
Initial Teacher Training: 2018 – 19
- For both North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership training places and School Direct training places with our School Direct Lead (Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue), applications must be made via the UCAS portal. Use the search facility on the UCAS site to find us and read in detail what we offer.
- As a Provider we aim to be as flexible, supportive and responsive in terms of our recruitment processes. Applications are received throughout the recruitment cycle until all places have been filled and Assessment Days take place throughout the year, organised to meet the demand. In order not to miss out, potential applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they can so as not to be disappointed.
Do you need help to prepare you for applying?
- We can offer practical advice to help you decide if teaching is the career for you, and / or, if SCITT is the best route to follow and to help with improving your chances of getting through the recruitment process. Follow the link here to see what is available.
What do I need?
- All applicants must have secured a minimum Grade C / Level 4 pass in GCSE Mathematics and English (or a recognised equivalent qualification) by 30 June 2018. Applicants looking to apply for the primary course must also have a GCSE (minimum Grade C / Level 4 pass) in GCSE science (or a recognised equivalent qualification) by the same cut-off date.
- Applicants must have, or be in the process of gaining a good honours first degree, (First Class or Upper Second Class) or recognised equivalent and be able to demonstrate appropriate, good subject knowledge). Applicants who have, or who are likely to achieve a 2:2 honours degree and who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching will also be considered. A third class degree would not necessary preclude potential applicants but substantial school-based experience and very good subject knowledge would need to be evidenced to support the application.
- Please note that applicants do not necessarily need to hold a degree in a subject in order to be able to teach it effectively, though secondary applicants should hold an ‘A’ level (or equivalent) in their chosen subject, as subject knowledge can be developed through attending a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.
- Overseas trained teachers will need to provide evidence that their qualifications allow them to teach in their own countries and that their qualifications are at the same level as UK qualifications (this information can be obtained from NARIC:
- You must be able to read effectively and demonstrate your communication skills in spoken and written Standard English:
- You must pass the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you can start the course. After you have submitted your on-line application to UCAS, you need to book dates to take the skills tests on the DfE’s website. This website provides helpful guidance about how to prepare and practise for these tests. You will need to take proof of registration to the test centre as evidence that you have already applied for teacher training. You should aim to pass these tests as soon as possible after you have submitted your application to give yourself the best chance of obtaining a place. Wherever possible, we expect candidates to have passed both tests within six weeks of an offer – we can provide tuition and further guidance, if necessary.
- Original certificates for all relevant qualifications will need to be produced at the interview stage:
- You must not have failed or withdrawn from a previous ITT programme unless there are exceptional circumstances:
- You will have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health checks before taking up a training place:
- You should have recent, focused, experience in at least one school either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
As a school-led ITT partnership our arrangements for interview and selection feature the following:
- A supervised reading and writing assessment;
- A ‘leading learning’ activity involving children;
- An interview before a panel of partnership tutors and school leaders/phase/subject specialists involving a five minute discussion of an interesting artefact, presentation on an educational topic and common questions agreed by the partnership;
- Interviews will be arranged to take place throughout the recruitment cycle.