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How to Apply?

We have a three-stage process for applying to train as a teacher with us.

1. Eligibility

To apply for one of our courses you should first complete our eligibility checker here.


2. Choose your course and apply via the Department for Education APPLY system

Choose from one of our courses listed here, noting down the course code.

Then apply via Department for Education APPLY.


3. Interview

Once you have applied to us via DfE APPLY, your application will arrive with us immediately. We shortlist applicants and then invite them for interview. 

You can read more about our interview process here.


What are we looking for in a candidate?

We are looking for candidates who have the potential to be an outstanding teacher with a passion for their subject.

We also welcome applicants who can demonstrate good written English, resilience, enthusiasm, confidence, the ability to be reflective and emotional intelligence.

Our interview day is designed to allow you to shine

You'll have the opportunity to discuss your skills and experience, and why you want to become a teacher. There will also be an opportunity to work with student, and to demonstrate your skills in numeracy and literacy.

Believe it or not, applicants often tell us that they have enjoyed their interview day, they also tell us that they go away feeling more confident. We’re not surprised as we work really hard to make sure you have a comfortable and pleasant day where you are treated as an individual.

Do I need School Experience?

We encourage all candidates, where possible, to provide evidence of experience gained in a school setting. However, this is not compulsory.

Want to find out more about our School Experience programme?

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