Those applicants who do not hold a GCSE in Maths, English or Science at Grade C, or Grade 4, or above or an equivalent qualification you will need to apply to take an equivalency test. We accept equivalency tests from:
English and mathematics fundamental proficiencies
Fundamental proficiencies in English and maths must be met during our selection process and throughout the course to ensure that you have these before the awarding of QTS.
Statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education requires providers to ensure that entrants on all routes, including salaried schemes, have been subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check including a check of the children’s barred list, and they should keep records showing that trainees have obtained these.
All trainee teachers must be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) through the ‘Disclosure’ process and will be assessed for suitability by the SCITT.
All offers of a place at the Ashton on Mersey SCITT remain conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory disclosure, prior to starting the programme. Trainee teachers will also have a prohibition of teaching check.