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You have applied for one of our programmes through UCAS. What happens now?

If we feel you meet our criteria, we will invite you in for an initial interview.

Covid-19 Interview Process

We will usually be conducting first-stage interviews by telephone conferencing. This will usually be with two members of the SCITT team, and you will be sent a link to this meeting on the day. We hope applicants will then attend a second interview in person at their placement school.

Pre-interview Tasks 

You will be asked to complete a series of tasks before the interview and send to us by email before the interview. This includes a short essay on what makes great teaching and a lesson plan document you will be asked to complete based on a set learning objective. 

We will provide more details about the interview when we confirm this with you.

What will happen on the day of the interview?

The video Interview 

The interview will last around 25-30 minutes.  

We will ask you a series of questions about why you have chosen teaching as a career, and why you have chosen our route and us as a provider. There will also be the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.  

Subject-Knowledge Task 

After the interview we will ask you to complete a subject-knowledge task. This will be a past paper GCSE-level question, for which no preparation is required.  

Before the course

In addition to the required qualifications above, before the start of the course:

  • We ask you to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before starting the course to ensure you are fit to work with children and young people.
  • We also ask you to undergo an occupational health assessment to assess fitness for teaching.


Contact Details


Teacher Training

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Future Teacher Training

Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT
Tel: 020 7802 3455