Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for School Direct Training and Salaried

For entry to the School Direct Secondary programme through the Lampton LWA SCITT you must:

  1. Hold and be able to provide certificated evidence of having an undergraduate degree, normally a 2:2.   The degree or graduate-equivalent qualification shown on your application should relate to the needs of the course and the secondary subject specialism applied for.   In line with teacher training initiatives and university guidance, we will not consider anyone with a 3rd class degree unless the applicant is already holder of a high degree or has extensive relevant professional experience. In these circumstances, applicants will need to contact Lampton LWA SCITT.

 

  1. Have achieved at least a standard equivalent to a level 4 (grade C) or above in both mathematics and English Language GCSEs (or approved equivalents).   If you do not currently hold a GCSE at a standard equivalent to level 4 (grade C) or above in mathematics and English language, please note that we accept the equivalency tests in both mathematics and English offered by Equivalency Testing and A Star Teachers.   Please contact them directly via their websites http://www.equivalencytesting.com/ and https://www.astarteachers.co.uk/.  For English equivalency, we also accept an IELTS score of 7.5 and Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English ISE II (Distinction).  You can find further information on their websites IELTS and Trinity College London

 

  1. It would be preferable, although not essential, to have recently spent some time observing lessons in a UK Secondary School before submitting an application; however this is not an entry requirement.  Candidates should make it very clear in their application if they have completed this experience (dates, name of school and the year groups observed) and should be able to use this experience to draw upon if offered an interview.   The purpose of this observation is to enable applicants to offer well-developed responses to interview questions regarding the world of the secondary school.   Candidates should note that school placements will be in local state secondary schools so observational experience outside this sector might not provide an adequate understanding of the rewards and challenges presented to teachers in this sector.  All observational experience – in either the state or independent sector – should provide an opportunity to gain insight into teaching, learning and reflection upon the professional responsibilities of teachers.  A lack of observation experience is not a barrier to application, and such experience can be provided as preparation for induction onto the course.

 

  1. Have a broad-based educational background and be able to read effectively and communicate clearly in Standard English.

 

  1. The UCAS form requires candidates to provide the details of two referees.   If candidates have studied within the last 5 years, an academic reference must be provided.  Ideally, candidates should choose someone who can comment on the candidate’s character and suitability to enter the teaching profession.

 

  1. The other reference should be a school or employer’s reference with a focus on the qualities of character and transferrable skills required for teaching.  This reference should clearly state that the referee considers you suitable to work with children and young people. Please be aware that if references are not appropriate, this may delay the processing of your application and may result in the application being rejected.

 

      6.  Overseas qualifications must be checked for comparability at degree and school level – this includes GCE A’ level equivalency and e.g. – maths, English GCSE at standard level 4 (C grade) or equivalency.

 

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Trinity College London

 

 

Entry requirements for Provider PGCE

For entry to the provider led PGCE through the Lampton LWA SCITT you must:

 

1.  Hold and be able to provide certificated evidence of having an undergraduate degree, normally a 2:2.  The degree or graduate-equivalent qualification shown on your application should normally relate to the needs of the course and the secondary subject specialism applied for.   In line with teacher training initiatives and university guidance, we will not normally consider anyone with a 3rd class degree unless the applicant is already holder of a high degree or has extensive relevant professional experience.   In these circumstances, applicants will need to contact Lampton LWA SCITT. 

 

2.     Have achieved at least a standard equivalent to a level 4 (grade C) or above in both Mathematics and English Language GCSEs (or approved equivalents).   If you do not currently hold a GCSE at a standard equivalent to level 4 (grade C) or above in Mathematics and English Language, please note that we accept the equivalency tests in both Mathematics and English offered by Equivalency Testing and A Star Teachers.   Please contact them directly via their websites http://www.equivalencytesting.com/ and https://www.astarteachers.co.uk/.  For English equivalency, we also accept an IELTS score of 7.5 and Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English ISE II (Distinction).  You can find further information on their websites IELTS and Trinity College London.

 

3.     It would be preferable, although not essential, to have recently spent some time observing lessons in a UK Secondary School before submitting an application.  Candidates should make it very clear in their application if they have completed this experience (dates, name of school and the year groups observed) and should be able to use this experience to draw upon if offered an interview.   The purpose of this observation is to enable applicants to offer well-developed responses to interview questions regarding the world of the secondary school.   Candidates should note that school placements will be in local state secondary schools so observational experience outside this sector might not provide an adequate understanding of the rewards and challenges presented to teachers in this sector.  All observational experience – in either the state or independent sector – should provide an opportunity to gain insight into teaching, learning and reflection upon the professional responsibilities of teachers.  A lack of observation experience, however, is not a barrier to application, and such experience can be provided as preparation for induction onto the course.

4.     Have a broad-based educational background and be able to read effectively and communicate clearly in Standard English.

 

5.    The UCAS form requires candidates to provide the details of two referees.   If candidates have studied within the last 5 years, an academic reference must be provided.  Ideally, candidates should choose someone who can comment on the candidate’s character and suitability to enter the teaching profession.

 

The other reference should be a school or employer’s reference with a focus on the qualities of character and transferrable skills required for teaching.  This reference should clearly state that the referee considers you suitable to work with children and young people. Please be aware that if references are not appropriate, this may delay the processing of your application and may result in the application being rejected.

 

6.                      Overseas qualifications must be checked for comparability at degree and school level – this includes GCE A’ level equivalency and e.g. – maths, English GCSE at standard level 4 (C grade) or equivalent.

 

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Trinity College London
https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/

 

Researchers in School (RiS)

Application for RiS is not made via the LWA SCITT. Please click here for entry requirements and details of how to apply https://researchersinschools.org/

Additional requirements for all routes

Safeguarding

All potential candidates should be aware that offers made for Teacher Training courses and teacher employment are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Prohibition checks. Potential candidates who have worked or lived abroad for 12 months or more cumulatively in the previous 10 years to application will need to provide an Overseas Police check from all the countries lived/worked in during that time.

 

Skills tests


All candidates will be required to complete Skills Tests  in Numeracy and Literacy prior to starting the programme.  This is a legal requirement.  Tests can be taken at Learn Direct Centres.   Our advice is to prepare thoroughly for these tests and carry out timed practice. We require that all skills tests are successfully completed by June prior to commencing the course in September. You cannot begin a course without them.

Hibernia College has launched Online Skills Test Help Clinics, designed to help applicants refresh their knowledge and prepare for the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy. Please click here for further information.

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