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How to apply to Poole SCITT

Essential entry requirements

Poole SCITT is a postgraduate course – you will require:

  • An honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK higher Education Institution.
  • You will also require GCSE grade C (or Grade 4 with newer GCSEs) or above in English Language, Maths and a Science subject.
  • Anyone applying for an initial teacher training course will be required to have passed the skills tests before starting the course. Poole SCITT encourages early applications and we advise candidates to review the practice material available on the DfE website  The practice material includes interactive tests which will help candidates to decide if they are ready to take the test or need to improve their skills further before booking a test.

In addition we recommend:

  • That you can demonstrate a strong commitment to Primary Education and have spent time working (either in a paid or voluntary capacity) in a primary school setting. You may be asked to reflect and discuss such experiences during the interview process. A minimum of one week (preferably two) school experience from the previous twelve months is recommended before application.
  • That you have a good personal academic record at secondary education and beyond and are familiar with a range of IT skills
  • That you seek a strong recommendation from an appropriate referee who is aware of the challenges of a primary school. This will not necessarily be an academic tutor. It may for example be a Headteacher/Senior member of staff from your school experience who can comment on your work with children.
  • If you are successful at interview, it will be recommended that you consider some work experience and if possible complete the pre-course primary school experience form. You may want to use this to help focus your time if you are already undertaking work experience. Please download a copy of the form by clicking here

If you are enthusiastic and determined, and aspire to become an excellent teacher then we would like to hear from you.

All applications are received via UCAS Teacher Training.


Please use:

Institution Code:  P75 (Poole SCITT)                 Course Code: General Primary   X100


If you are interested in General Primary search UCAS under Poole SCITT.
The courses are neither modular nor flexible. There are no specialist subjects.

No applications are accepted outside of the UCAS process. You are advised to apply as early as possible when UCAS opens for applicants. UCAS opens in October.

Poole SCITT is committed to safeguarding children.

Any offers for places on our ITT course are conditional upon satisfactory evidence of qualifications, medical clearance and other safeguarding checks which will include an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance and a ‘prohibition from teaching’ check. (Please note, a criminal record does not automatically debar a candidate from a place on the course).   

If you have any queries, please visit the FAQ section. If your query has still not been answered, please contact Helen Best who is the Administration Manager.

If you have any queries please phone us on 01202 605315

Contact Details

Poole SCITT,
Ad Astra Infant School
Sherborn Crescent
BH17 8AP

Tel: 01202 605315

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