Information for Astra trainees 2017-18

Astra SCITT Terms and Conditions 2017-18 for trainees eligible for a bursary

Astra SCITT Terms and Conditions 2017-18 for trainees not eligible for a bursary


If you are intending to apply for a Student Loan for your course fees, the 2017/18 Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales services are now open for applications. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - see link here.

Skills Tests

Information regarding the Skills Tests can be found here:, and also in the link here. Specific information about each test, including practice papers, can be found in these links:  Numeracy and Literacy. There are also various on-line means of support eg, or on YouTube.

You can only take your skills tests once you have evidence of having submitted your UCAS Teacher Training application. You can book the tests in advance, as long as your application is submitted before you attend the test centre. Without your UCAS Track welcome email, or correspondence from a training provider confirming your application, you will be rejected at the test centre.

This handy UCAS Teacher Training advice blog answers the top three questions UCAS advisers receive from applicants about when and how to book.

Trainees doing PGCE

Please note that the Institute of Education's Welcome afternoon for all trainees doing PGCE, is now confirmed as being Tuesday 11th July 2017, 1 - 4pm, with their Induction and Enrolment Day being Thursday 31st August 2017, 10 - 5pm.  The IoE will send all relevant trainees this welcome letter
Newsletters for our 2017-18 Astra trainees can be found below:


January 2017 

March 2017

May 2017