How to Apply

Your first steps into teaching

Applications are via UCAS Teacher Training. You will need the following codes:

R23 is our Training Provider Code, our course codes are as follows:-

Primary 3B2S

Primary (Part Time) AW77

Primary Maths AW70

Biology 2PPK

Business Studies N503

Chemistry 2PPG

English (full time) 2PPF 

English (part time) Z364

Geography 2HGW

Mathematics 2HH7

Music 2HH2

Physics 2PPJ

Psychology J695

Social Science B053

Early applications are recommended but we accept applications throughout the year until our vacancies are filled

Entry requirements:

You will need to meet the national requirements of:

UK Bachelors Degree or equivalent (ideally 2:2 or above)

GCSE Maths and English at a minimum grade C/4 or equivalent (Secondary and Primary)

GCSE Science at a minimum grade C/4 or equivalent (Primary)

You need to be sure that this is the career for you, especially if you are having a career change into teaching, so we normally like to support potential applicants with school experience. However, due to Covid-19 this might not be possible this year. We do offer regular online open evenings where you can meet programme leaders and trainees to find out more about our programme and what it is like to train with us. Please ask if you would like to attend one of these.

We are looking for people who are keen to learn in a school setting and this model suits trainees who are able to learn as they go along and incorporate their own experience into this learning process. Successful applicants will have an understanding of the professionalism and resilience needed to become a teacher and to be reflective learners. A real commitment to a career in teaching, a love of their subject/age phase and positive attitude towards young people are essential qualities.

How we select:

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will normally be invited to interview at one of our partner schools. Due to Covid-19 and for applicants from overseas we can offer online interviews. The interview process includes a written task, subject knowledge task, short teaching task and panel interview. A good standard of functional English and Mathematical skills is required of trainees by the end of the programme and we will assess English at interview. We use Elevate My Maths to assure your functional Maths skills during the programme. You will be interviewed by Programme Leaders and colleagues from our partner schools. We are looking for the potential to be an excellent trainee, someone who is ready to start training in a school setting from early September. 

Safeguarding children is a key priority to us and all members of the selection panel are Safer Recruitment trained. We require references from your most recent/current employer or academic tutor and we will contact referees to confirm suitability to work with children.

DBS and medical checks:

As a provider of Initial Teacher Training it is a government requirement that we assess all applicants’ suitability to teach. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to undertake enhanced DBS, barring and medical checks, including from overseas where relevant.

"The pastoral care of trainees is exemplary. The personalised support that they receive has a significant impact on the outstanding progress that they make. This high-quality support continues throughout their NQT year." OFSTED

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