Before you start to train

So you have been through the interview and have been offered a place on the programme.  What do you need to do before you start?


1. Read the recommended books and complete the pre-course assignment.

The books will provide you with a good grounding for beginning the course and the pre-course assignment question will give the academic tutors a clear idea about the level of support you will need to complete the level 7 assignments.

2. Complete your qualification submission.

If you were missing any qualification certificates or NARIC certificates at the interview then make sure you find them and submit them.  Sometimes you may need to apply for copies of your certificates from the examining body.

3. Complete your identification checks.

Submit them to the SCITT office.  In June, you will be asked to complete your DBS safeguarding check in an on-line form.

4. Complete your health questionnaire.

We need to be able to prove that you are fit to teach.

5. Complete your school recruitment visit to your matched school

Contact your school to arrange a visit as soon as you are sent the contact details.


6. Attend the induction day.


What else can you do?

  • Read current educational materials e.g. Times Educational Supplement
  • Read the Teachers’ Standards and become familiar with the basis for all initial teacher training.
  • Spend more time in primary schools in the grant maintained sector, familiarising yourself with what teachers do as part of their role and how they manage classroom behaviour.

The trainees all talk and support each other, we share lifts if the training is in another area