How To Apply To Train With Us

What You Need To Train With Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT

Entry Requirements and Selection Process

The programme is designed for those who have skills and potential to train as teachers. SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) training is designed to suit individual needs and leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

UCAS applications for 2017/18 will open on 26th October

If you are looking to apply for teacher training with us in 2017/18, UCAS opens on 26th October 2017.

We have places in Primary, Art, Biology, Chemistry, DT, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, MfL, Music, Drama, PE and Physics.

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Please make sure you have read all the information about the programme as set out on the website. You may also wish to attend one of our 2017 Teacher Training Information Fairs for further information or call 01484 221177 to speak to our team.


All qualifications must be gained by the start of the course and as detailed in any offer made. We will consider applications from people who are finishing a qualification but any offer would be fully subject to the successful completion of relevant qualifications.


* GCSE Maths and English at least Grade C. ALL primary applicants must also have GCSE Science at least Grade C
* Qualifications gained overseas will be subject to NARIC verification, for GCSE English you will have to complete an English equivalency exam or obtain GCSE English prior to the start of the course


* A minimum of a second class UK Bachelors degree with Honours, preferably a 1st or 2-1.
* A NARIC certificate for qualifications gained overseas which shows equivalency to an Honours degree

Degree content

For Secondary applicants, degrees are usually, though not exclusively, relevant to the subjects to be taught. We may request you undertake a subject enhancement course (SKE) if relevant to increase your subject knowledge.
Primary applicants will need to evidence their subject knowledge within the national curriculum. Degrees in curriculum subjects are desirable, as are A-levels in order to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for teaching across the Primary Curriculum.
For applicants with non-curriculum degrees the relevance of the degree to teaching, along with evidence of other studies, will be advantageous.

Skills Tests

You will need to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of our application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course it is beneficial to have passed these tests prior to interview.

If you are offered a place, you will be required to produce evidence that you have passed your skills tests prior to starting the course.

Personal qualities and experience

A commitment to teaching and learning
Understanding of children as learners
A clear educational philosophy
Understanding of educational issues
Recent experience of working with children or young people in school/s with the relevant age phase and subject area.
A knowledge and understanding of the subject specialism within the curriculum (for secondary)
A satisfactory standard of written and spoken English
Ability to use ICT
Ability to establish effective working relationships
Ability to take responsibility for their own professional development
Understanding of the demands of this school based route into teaching

You should demonstrate that you also have:

Recent experience working with primary or secondary-age children (relevant to the phase of your application)
Recent experience of your subject in a secondary school or of the National Curriculum in a primary school
Experience as a trainer / teacher / mentor to others

Equalities statement

We are committed to providing opportunities on a fair basis to every applicant who meets our selection criteria.

No applicant shall receive less favourable treatment because of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, marital status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

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