What are the entry requirements?.
GCSEs & Degree
In order to apply for any Teacher Training course you must have GCSE English and maths at Level 4 (Grade C) or above for Primary and Secondary phase training courses. If you are looking to train at Primary level, you will additionally require GCSE Science at a Level 4 (Grade C) or above. You should have these qualifications or accepted equivalency tests in place before you apply through UCAS. As this is a Post-Graduate degree you must have a first degree to apply. For Primary this can be any degree in any subject and ideally a degree in your chosen subject (or related to your chosen subject) for Secondary. However, there are subject knowledge enhancement courses available for some subjects so this isn’t always necessary.
Overseas trained teachers will need to provide evidence that their qualifications allow them to teach in their own countries and that these qualifications are an equivalent level to UK qualifications (this information can be obtained from NARIC).
Literacy & Numeracy Skills test
As soon as you apply to UCAS you will be given an application number. You will be required to have passed the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests before taking up your training place. Whilst you are not required to have applied and passed these tests before interview we strongly advise you to take these as soon as possible, which means you can book your skills test. We recommend you do this as soon as possible.
Where will I be placed for my training?
You will be placed in two different schools to give you a real breadth of experience. We are lucky that the partnership is extremely diverse and we can offer very distinct experiences. All schools are quality assured by the central SCITT team to ensure consistency of experience.
Who decides where I get placed?
The SCITT Director organises placements. We only place trainees in schools with a proven track record of supporting ITE students and where the senior leadership team have committed to Manchester Nexus’ ethos. When allocating a placement we look at where you live, your individual circumstances and your experience to date.
How many placements do I have?
You will have 2 placements – 1 main school and 1 contrasting school. You will also get the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities during the academic year.
How long does my training last?
Your training covers the full academic year. You are in school on the first day of the autumn term (usually early September) with all staff and get to listen to the Head Teacher’s welcome and priorities for the year. Your course will close on the last day of the summer term, which is usually during the 3rd week of July.