What Do You Need to Enter a BTI Programme?
In determining eligibility for entry, BTI uses a system of multiple entry criteria:
- potential ability to achieve academically
- prior academic and professional experience and qualifications
- character qualities, including a call to the field of interest and an empathy with the objectives of BTI
- personal suitability for the vocation.
Applicants should have empathy with the Christian ethos of BTI, which aims to help students develop a Christian perspective on life and their field of work. Students should have qualities such as personal integrity, diligence and teachability, together with those outlined in the character references. Applicants will be required to grant permission to the Department of Courts to release any information concerning criminal convictions.
At the end of the first full year of study, all students enrolled in a three or four year programme are required to undergo a re-selection process related to the original multiple entry criteria. Students enrolled in a four year programme repeat this process at the end of their second year of study. On re-selection, students proceed to the next stage of their programme.
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Academic staff will interview all applicants eligible for entry into a programme. Interviews will be carried out by Skype for those who live further than three hours’ drive from BTI and are intended to supplement evidence of character, academic achievement and motivation. BTI may require an inperson interview for some applicants irrespective of where they live. The outcome of the interview, including an offer of a place if successful, will be advised as soon as possible after the interview.