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How To Apply

Essential entry requirements

Poole SCITT is a postgraduate course – in order to apply, you will require:

  • An Honours Degree (2:2 or above) from a UK Higher Education Institution.
  • You will also require GCSE Grade C (or Level 4 for more recent GCSEs) or above in English, Maths and a Science subject.
  • If any of your qualifications have been taken outside of the UK, you will need to have these verified as equivalent to the UK qualifications required for entry. Please visit UK ENIC for more details.

In addition, we recommend:

  • That you have a good personal academic record at secondary education and beyond. 
  • If possible, to have some spent time working (either paid or in a voluntary capacity) in a primary school setting. Any amount of time, however small, will help you understand the role of the primary teacher.
  • That you seek a recommendation from an appropriate referee who know knows you in a professional capacity. It may, for example, be a Head teacher/Senior member of staff from any school experience who can comment on your work with children or an academic tutor. Email contact for references must be a professional/business/school email address and not a personal one.

For more information about the role of the trainee teacher, see the job descriptionperson specification and work context. These have been produced by the National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT)

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

For more information about the course, visit Primary (X100) with Poole SCITT - Find postgraduate teacher training - GOV.UK (

Applications must be submitted via

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

No applications are accepted outside of the DfE Apply process.

Poole SCITT is committed to safeguarding children.

Any offers for places on our ITT course are conditional upon satisfactory evidence of qualifications, satisfactory references, medical clearance (to be able to "train to" teach) 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 on 01202 605315.