Selection Criteria

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

Diversity is celebrated at BASCITT and 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 to ensure they are well enough for the rigours of the teaching profession.
  • 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;

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 PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) with 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 ENIC will provide you with the information you need to establish whether or not you meet the academic criteria.

Any overseas equivalent qualifications will require a UK ENIC Statement of Compariability.  Please note that there is a fee for this service.

If you have a conditional offer, you can apply for a UK ENIC Statement of Comparability free of charge via Get into Teaching.  Get an advisor to find out more.

Equality and Diversity

Diversity is celebrated at BASCITT.  The staff of The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT together with the lead school Dove House Academy and Solent Academies 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 professional references supporting your application to work with young people upon receipt of a conditional offer including the headteacher if you are currently working in school.


The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT together with Dove House Academy (lead school) and its partnership schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all trainees and staff to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices also reflect this commitment and at least one member of the interview panel will be Safer Recruitment trained.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks that may also include an online search along with relevant compliancy checks.