How to Apply

Teacher Training Events & Open Days

We do not have any events or open days in the diary, though we welcome visits from any prospective applicant that requires bespoke pre or post application advice or support. Please contact us for availability.

Applications to Portsmouth Primary SCITT can be made via UCAS. Applications for entry onto the course in September 2020, are now open! Apply here.

Institution Code: P82                    Primary Course Code: X100                    Early Years Course Code: X110

Entry Rew how to apply toddlerquirements:

  • A minimum of a 2.2 degree preferably with some links to primary education.
  • GCSE at Grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • It is an advantage to have at least two good passes at A level or the equivalent.
  • To also be competent and confident in the use of ICT.

What if I do not have UK qualifications?

Contact NARIC on 0870 9904088 and gain paper verification that it is equivalent to a UK Honours degree of 2:2 or above and for GCSE equivalents


Candidates are selected for interview from those applications forwarded on to the Training Manager from UCAS. Interviews take place at Beacon View Primary Academy.

The interview process comprises of four components:

  • Presentation
  • Mini teach in pairs
  • Interview
  • Written task

Most candidates will know within two weeks as to whether they will be offered a place on the course.

We offer all candidates the opportunity to receive feedback if they are unsuccessful in their application to secure a place.

Candidates offered a place:

w how to apply page manIf candidates are offered a place they will be asked to spend some time preparing for the course. All candidates are told that it will be a challenging year when they are offered a place, but they are given a considerable amount of individual support from the course tutors, link tutors and mentors either in centre or school based training. The demands made on each trainee are high, and we have a reputation for training good teachers, especially in the City of Portsmouth. This is a reputation we are proud of. Our demands require a very high level of commitment from all the applicants who want to consider joining us.


All PGCE trainees must hold a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) enhanced disclosure before the start of the PGCE course. Details of how to apply will be provided once you have been made an offer of a place on the course.

Please note – if you are made an offer following interview, your offer will be conditional on you gaining a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure before the start of the course. Failure to produce this will mean that you would not have met the conditions of your offer and therefore you will lose your place on the course.