A. For 2018/19 our tuition fees will be £9000 for trainees (non-salaried). This is in line with other local and national accrediting bodies. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at their own expense. Further information regarding this process will be provided to successful applicants.
A. No. Most students choose to pay their fees via the Student Loan Company. However, if you are paying outside of this process, your tuition fees will be invoiced.
A. A School Direct salaried trainees is paid as an unqualified teacher, in line with the Department for Education guidelines - this is currently £16,626.
A. All applications are made through UCAS. You will find us listed as the 'Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership (School Direct)' for our salaried vacancies and the 'Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership' for our core (tuition fee) vacancies.
A. Yes. Applicants who are offered a place will be asked to provide the original certificates for these examinations. Replacement certificates (or certified statements of results) can be requested from the examination boards for any lost/stolen certificates. Full details can be found on the Government website.
A. Yes. You must obtain a Statement of Comparability from UK NARIC to show your qualifications meet the academic criteria set by the UK Government.
A. No. However, we would like to see evidence that you have booked the tests when you attend our interview and we strongly advise taking the tests sooner rather than later. All applicants to ITT training are required to pass the skills tests before starting their course.
A. Applicants who are otherwise suitable for ITT but, for whatever reason, have not successfully achieved a GCSE grade C may be given an opportunity to show that they can nevertheless meet the required standard, either by taking an equivalence test or by offering other evidence of attainment, which should demonstrate a similar level and breadth.
A. Trainees will not be required to make repayments to their Student Loan until after they are in employment and meet current regulations on earnings.
A. As an alliance we only accept applications from candidates who have, or expect to be awarded, an honours degree (minimum class 2:2) by a British University or by the CNAA or an equivalent qualification.
A. One academic year - September to July.
A. As a provider we look for your degree to be at least 50% of your chosen specialised subject. However, if you fail to meet this criteria but believe there are extenuating circumstances that should be considered (for example: your degree is not in mathematics but you have completed numerous accountancy exams), please contact us.
A. This is a school based programme so you will be training in a school throughout the programme. You will have a main school placement and a placement in a second school for the first half of the Spring Term. In addition, you will have training days in a number of schools across our alliance so, by the end of the programme, you will have had valuable experience of a range of schools. We are in partnership with the University of Winchester and staff from the University will be delivering the training for the academic assignments you need to complete successfully for the award of a PGCE.
A. As an ITT provider, we will identify if you need to complete an Subject Knowledge Enhancement course as part of the selection process. If we feel you need to enhance your knowledge, we may offer you a teacher training place on the condition that you undertake an SKE course. A range of available SKE programmes can be viewed on the SKE course directory.
A. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) run a school experience programme and offer places to those wishing to commence initial teacher training (ITT) in a secondary school subject.
A. Our programme is a full time course that is completed in one academic year. Other providers may run part time training programmes.
A. Further details on Initial Teacher Training can be obtained from the Department for Education's 'Get Into Teaching' site, which provides all the information you need about a career in teaching and how to get there.
A. Our UCAS Institution code for School Direct (salaried) vacancies is 16P. Our UCAS Institution code for core (tuition fee) vacancies is 1X9.