Selection Criteria

We are looking for applicants who are suited to the teaching profession both academically and personally.

We value applications from all candidates irrespective
of race, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origins, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs.  All candidates must be physically and mentally fit to teach children and not legally debarred from so doing.  To apply for our programme you will need to meet the following selection criteria:-

You will need:

  • A relevant good degree of a UK HE institution in National Curriculum core or foundation subject (other degrees and overseas qualifications with appropriate content will be considered alongside relevant experience);
  • Appropriate ‘A’ level or equivalent qualifications;
  • Grade 4+ (or equivalent) in GCSE Mathematics and English;
  • Confidence in using appropriate ICT skills;
  • A completed self-declaration health questionnaire – applicants may be required to undertake a medical examination arranged by the Occupational Health Unit of Hampshire County Council;
  • As well as academic qualifications appropriate to your subject specialism, we are looking for trainees who have been proactive in gaining experience within schools or having worked with children in another capacity.  Minimum of ten days school placement experience is recommended before commencing course but is not a requirement.  School experience should be a continuous period of at least 5 days in one school if possible;
  • Attendance of induction days prior to course start date;
  • Ability to travel between different training locations within the partnership schools;
  • Dove House School Academy Trust as the BASCITT Lead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and trainees to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Other Qualifications and Experience

Any further qualifications and or experience should be used to exemplify what you can bring to the teaching profession.

All applicants will be expected to be competent in fundamental English and maths proficiencies prior to the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

It is the responsibility of the trainee to secure these fundamental skills and assurance of them is the responsibility of the ITT provider.


In order to become a qualified teacher in the UK, you must meet certain academic criteria set by the UK Government.

A Statement of Comparability from UK NARIC will provide you with the information you need to establish whether or not you meet the academic criteria.

Any equivalent qualifications will need to have been NARIC checked prior to application.  Please note that there is a fee for this service.

Equality and Diversity

The staff and Governors of the Basingstoke Alliance SCITT together with the lead school Dove House School Academy Trust ensure that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the BASCITT and school community.  This means not simply treating everybody the same but; understanding and tackling the difference barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes for different groups of pupils in school; celebrating and valuing the equal opportunity achievements.


You will need to provide two references supporting your application to work with young people at the time of application including the headteacher if you are currently working in school.


The BASCITT operates safer recruitment practices for individuals who train on the programme and work regularly with children.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.