Entry Requirements

How to Apply

Application is through UCAS Teacher Training, on-line at www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training

UCAS Training Programme Codes

DPSCITT Primary 5-11 - X100

DPSCITT Early Years 3-7 - 2XLR

The Training Provider Code for both these is D40.

Application is now open - We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that UCAS give applicants 10 days after receiving all their offers to accept a place. Applicants should not be pressured into accepting a place please see the following directly from UCAS: "Please don't contact applicants after making offers to ask them for replies. Applicants don't need to reply until they have received a decision about all the offers they've made in Apply 1". We will not pressure our applicants into taking places and we hope you wont feel pressured by other providers as this is something that shouldn't take place.

QTS Skills Tests

We will accept an application before you have passed the Skills Test. However, if you are offered an interview, then we will expect you to have passed the tests before the interview date. If the timescale is too short for this, then any offer of a place on the course will be subject to you passing the tests within a month of the offer.You apply to take the Skills Tests via the Teaching Agency web pages on www.education.gov.uk Use their internal search engine to find "Skills Test Registration" which will explain the process


For direct enquiries regarding the course please contact:
Programme Manager
Devon Primary SCITT
Tollards Training Centre
WESC Foundation
Topsham Road

Phone:  01392 454359
E-mail: admin@dpscitt.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements:

You need to:

  • hold a degree of a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification
  • have achieved grade C or above in GCSE English or equivalent
  • have achieved grade C or above in GCSE mathematics or equivalent
  • have achieved grade C or above in GCSE science or equivalent
  • have passed the QTS skills Tests
  • communicate clearly and grammatically in written standard English
  • have experience of working with children in schools or in more informal settings
  • convey enthusiasm and commitment to teaching
  • articulate clear and appropriate reasons for wanting to teach primary aged pupils
  • show awareness of aspects or issues related to primary school education
  • identify a range of personal strengths relevant to primary school teaching
  • demonstrate the skills of reflection and analysis
  • have a strong recommendation to train as a primary school teacher from an appropriate referee
  • have a good academic record at secondary education or beyond
  • meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach
  • never have been excluded from teaching or working with children
  • declare any criminal background which might prevent employment as a teacher or working with children or young persons