How To Apply To Train With Us

What You Need To Train With Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT

Entry Requirements and Selection Process

The programme is designed for those who have skills and potential to train as teachers. Our training is designed to suit individual needs and leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


We have places in Primary (5-11) & Secondary (11-16) in Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, DT, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, MfL, Music, Drama, PE. PE with EBacc and Physics.

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To find our courses search for ‘Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT’ in the provider drop down

Please make sure you have read all the information about the programme as set out on the website.

You may also wish to attend one of our Teacher Training Information Fairs for further information (see our Events page) or call 01484 221177 to speak to our team.


All qualifications must be gained by the start of the course and as detailed in any offer made. We will consider applications from people who are finishing a qualification but any offer would be fully subject to the successful completion of relevant qualifications.


* GCSE Maths and English at least Grade C/4. ALL primary applicants must also have GCSE Science at least Grade C/4.
* Qualifications gained overseas will be subject to ENIC verification.


* A UK Bachelors degree
* An ENIC certificate for qualifications gained overseas which shows equivalency to a UK degree

Degree content

For Secondary applicants, degrees are usually, though not exclusively, relevant to the subjects to be taught. We may request you undertake a subject enhancement course (SKE) if relevant to increase your subject knowledge.
Primary applicants will need to evidence their subject knowledge within the national curriculum. Degrees in curriculum subjects are desirable, as are A-levels in order to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for teaching across the Primary Curriculum.
For applicants with non-curriculum degrees the relevance of the degree to teaching, along with evidence of other studies, will be advantageous.

Skills Tests & Fundamental Maths / English

The requirement to pass the skills tests has been removed. Your fundamental Maths and English skills in English and Maths will be assessed at interview and throughout your ITT year.

Personal qualities and experience

A commitment to teaching and learning
Understanding of children as learners
A clear educational philosophy
Understanding of educational issues
A passion to work with children or young people in school/s with the relevant age phase and subject area.
A knowledge and understanding of the subject specialism within the curriculum (for secondary)
A satisfactory standard of written and spoken English
Ability to use ICT
Ability to establish effective working relationships
Ability to take responsibility for their own professional development
Understanding of the demands of this school-based route into teaching


A commitment to training on a school-based route, which involves working with primary or secondary-age children (relevant to the phase of your application)

Equalities statement

We are committed to providing opportunities on a fair basis to every applicant who meets our selection criteria.

No applicant shall receive less favourable treatment because of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, marital status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.


Safeguarding Children and Young People

Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, and everyone involved in KCSCITT shares this commitment, and are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment.

Appointment to these posts will be subject to the following pre-employment checks: health, identity, relevant work qualifications, right to work in the UK, professional registration (for qualified teaching staff), Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, online search and a Childcare Disqualification and Disqualification by Association Declaration (where applicable). A start date for successful applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained. Please note that the DBS check will reveal all convictions, reprimands, cautions and bindovers even if considered spent within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. There is a DBS Code of Practice which governs this process. A copy of the Code of Practice is available at

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Biology 11-16

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Chemistry 11-16

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Computing 11-16

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Design & Technology

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Drama 11-16

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English 11-16

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Geography 11-16

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History 11-16

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Mathematics 11-16

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Modern Languages 11-16

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Music 11-16

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Physical Education 11-16

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Physical Education with EBacc 11-16

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Physics 11-16

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Primary 5-11

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Business studies 11-16

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Religious Education 11-16

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