Making an application

You can apply for a teacher training place via UCAS or by using a new GOV.UK service called Apply for Teacher Training.

  • You will be asked in advance of the interview to prepare a one hour lesson if applying for a secondary subject or a thirty minute lesson if applying for primary - the age group, number of students, topic and learning objectives will be given to you. You will need to also prepare a presentation on the rationale of your lesson plan, explaining the reasons for your chosen teaching and learning activities and strategies.
  • You will also be asked to complete assessment tasks. All applicants will complete the Fundamental English and Mathematics Assessments to assess their proficiency.
  • The final part of the selection process is the interview.  You will be interviewed by an interview panel.

Once we make you an offer it will be entered on DfE Apply and you will receive an offer letter in the post. This will set out any conditions such as a satisfactory DBS and health check, gaining your degree, providing UK ENIC statements for your non-UK qualifications or any paperwork that was missing when you attended the interview.

It will also include information about our induction curriculum in July, taking equivalency exams, subject knowledge enhancement programmes, tuition fee loans and any other information that you may need to know.