The Interview Day

Interview days are arranged throughout the year once UCASTT applications are received. The group attending for interview will comprise applicants drawn from a number of subject specialisms. The composition and size of the group will depend on the applications received. The selection process is carried out by the SCITT Programme Manager and Senior Leaders from our partner schools.

Please note that the SCITT is unable to meet any expenses you incur in attending for interview. Interviews may also take place at our partner schools from time to time.

Outline of the Day

ID, certificate/document check and completion of the SCITT Trainee Suitability To Teach declaration form.

(If your interview is successful and you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions on this form, the SCITT Programme Manager will discuss the circumstances with you.)

The start and finish time will be confirmed prior to interview and will be subject to the number of candidates in attendance. Details of all the tasks will be advised in advance to enable candidates to thoroughly prepare.

What happens after Interview?

The Programme Manager and other members of the interview panel will consider all the evidence available in making their decision about offering you a place: all sections of the UCASTT application form; performance at interview; written subject task and teaching task.

As well as updating the UCASTT Track system, we will ring you to inform you of our decision and then confirm this in writing. We normally aim to provide you with a verbal decision within 48 hours (2 working days) of interview. The range of possibilities in offering a place as set out below:

The SCITT sets high standards for entry onto the course. We are fortunate to recruit well-qualified applicants and some courses, particularly in the nonshortage subjects, are substantially over subscribed. It is therefore inevitable that not all applicants who fulfil all the basic criteria can be accepted. The Programme Manager will provide feedback to all applicants if requested.

Please note that in addition to any of the conditions that can be applied all offers are subject to candidates obtaining, prior to the start of the programme, a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for the child workforce; being declared ‘fit to teach’ following the Health Management check; and passing the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.

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