We have a strict 40 days from receiving your application until we have to send you a decision. This is the maximum length of time the application process can take, although we aim to complete it sooner.
If you are unsuccessful in the first round of places (Apply 1) you can reapply during apply 2. You can then only apply to one training provider at a time, and places may be limited.
Tips for Application Success
When we receive applications, we are initially looking for evidence across a range of areas, such as:
• Suitable academic qualifications (refer to entry requirements)
• Experience (paid or voluntary) in maintained schools or education-related settings, or in wider working with children or young people
• A personal statement which shows an ability to reflect on this experience
• An awareness of contemporary issues both generally in education and in the subject applied for
• Any particular outstanding skills/experience including subject specific skills
• Two references that substantiate performance to date and indicate potential (if you are an undergraduate please be advised that one of your referees should be able to comment on your predicted degree class)
What happens at your School Based Interview?
The school based interview will involve:
• A panel interview
• A presentation activity.
• Spending some time in a lesson interacting with pupils.
• An opportunity to meet the Head of subject and other colleagues
The panel will normally consist of members of the senior leadership team.
• Two references that substantiate performance to date and indicate potential (if you are an undergraduate please be advised that one of your referees should be able to comment on your predicted degree class
What happens at your University Based Interview?
• Analysis of subject knowledge
• Formal interview
Teacher Training Course Places
Places on teacher training courses are monitored nationally, when the maximum number of trainees in any particular route is reached the course will be closed for the year. We would encourage you to make your application as soon as possible to secure your place.