Pennine Lancashire SCITT

Before you apply

All applications must be made through UCAS and their Teacher Training application Portal. However, for anyone who is considering a career in teaching, it is useful to have a few things in place before you register with UCAS and begin your application.
Register with Get Into Teaching:
It is a really good idea to register with Get Into Teaching for help and support throughout the application process. You’ll receive one-to-one advice on every aspect of getting into teaching. This is a fantastic service and it’s free!
Check your qualifications:
Check that you have the relevant qualifications to meet the entry criteria. We will not consider your application if you do not meet our criteria. Contact us or attend one of our information events/drop-in sessions if you need any clarification.
Arrange School Experience:

This is vital, as we would expect you to have a minimum of five days’ experience in a secondary school before you start your teacher training. The School Experience Portal (found via the ‘Get Into Teaching website) is excellent for this, and it may well be worthwhile contacting your old school to help. If you cannot arrange this before you apply, please contact us to see if we can help. Please note there may charge for school experience.

Ready to apply?

If you’ve got your school experience sorted and you meet our minimum criteria, it is time to apply.
Register with UCAS:
On the UCAS system, the Pennine Lancashire SCITT is provider code P38. There are a number of stages to the process and they are outlined on the UCAS website. These include writing a personal statement and arranging references.
Write your personal statement:
Your personal statement is crucial to the success of your application and must be well written and have a logical structure. It must also be mistake-free, clearly demonstrate your passion for your subject area and the reasons for choosing teaching and your commitment and suitability for it. Easier said than done in 47 lines – you have to make every word count!

Examples of successful personal statements can be widely found on the internet. Do not be tempted to copy another’s statement however, as the UCAS Similarity Detection Service is set up to spot any statement suspected of plagiarism. Make sure the first paragraph makes it clear why you want to be a teacher, why you’re passionate about children’s education and why you’re passionate about teaching this particular subject.
Arrange for references:
Ensure you ask for these well in advance to speed up your application (many applicants find they are waiting on these and can miss out on interviews as a result).