Entry Requirements

South Coast SCITT seeks candidates who are resourceful, reflective and resilient people. We look for candidates who are well organised and who can relate well to others.
We value applications from all candidates irrespective of race, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origins, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs. All candidates must be physically and mentally fit to teach children and not legally debarred from so doing.

Applicants for training in either Lower Primary (3-7) or General Primary (5-11) must demonstrate the following essential criteria in order to be invited to the selection process:

A degree with honours from a United Kingdom higher education institution (or equivalent qualification).

Candidates with qualifications gained outside the UK are required to prove that they are equivalent to UK qualifications.  Please contact NARIC to request advice regarding proof of equivalency.  There may be a charge for this service.






GCSEs in English, mathematics and science (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or above. (For GCSEs awarded from 2017 onwards this equates to a grade 4 or above under the revised numerical grading system.)

If you do not have the required GCSE grades, it is possible to take equivalency tests in English, maths and science.

Please go to: www.equivalencytesting.com for more information.

You do not need to have passed the tests before submitting an application to UCAS.

Passes in the professional skills tests in English and mathematics prior to commencement of the course.

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Recommended experience:  it is recommended that candidates acquire at least one week’s experience in a primary school during the past two years.

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In addition candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

That they have met the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach

That they have never been excluded from teaching or working with children

That they declare any criminal background which might prevent employment as a teacher or working with children or young people.

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