How to Apply

All applications are via UCAS Teacher Training. For 2019-20 applications open in October 2018, and early application are advised for popular subjects. Please note, this date may be subject to change by UCAS Teacher Training so do keep checking.

Entry Criteria:

  • A first or second class honours degree (or equivalent) from a UK university. If the applicant is in his/her final year, a successful outcome should be predicted by the referee
  • Minimum of C grade GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics or standard equivalent.
  • Preferably at least a grade B at A level in a relevant subject or standard equivalent.
  • A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools (ideally at least 10 days in a High School), knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience.
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils.
  • Evidence of the ability to listen and communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • The ability to remain calm and reflective when working in a challenging environment
  • You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found at
  • If you accept a formal offer of a place you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

How we select our trainees

Initial Stage

The initial stage is via your application, qualifications and personal statement. If you are successful, you will be invited to an interview at one of our partner schools.

Interview Process

The interview process will include the following:

  1. Tour of the School.
  2. Opportunity to ask questions / obtain further information.
  3. An opportunity to work with students in a classroom.
  4. A subject knowledge interview with a subject specialist.

Based upon the activities listed above, shortlisting will occur and interviews will take place in the afternoon for the successful candidates.