TKAT Teaching School Alliance

How to Apply

How to apply

Entry Requirements

In order to apply you must:

  • hold an honours degree of minimum grade 2:2 or above from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification (see below). For secondary trainees this should be in an area relevant to the training subject.
  • have achieved a standard equivalent to a GCSE minimum Grade C or 4 in English and Mathematics (and Science for Primary)

If you have studied outside the UK, you should seek a Statement of Comparability from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) to demonstrate that your qualifications are equivalent to these requirements.

We are looking to recruit well-motivated individuals with a strong sense of commitment to their pupils’ progress, academically, emotionally and socially. We expect successful candidates to complete at least 5 days school experience prior to starting the course. We strongly advise candidates to undertake at least some of this in advance of interview.

The Application and Selection Process:

All applications must be submitted via UCAS.  To apply, please visit UCAS and register using one of our UCAS codes as below. 

You can search for training programmes on UCAS from Tuesday 24 October, and apply from Thursday 26 October 2017 using the UCAS codes below.

UCAS Codes: 

To apply for any of our courses, please use ITT Provider codes 2AP (Debden Park High school); 2GC (Chichester High School); 2G5 (Cleeve Park School) or K13 (TKAT)

UCAS guidance resources

UCAS have produced a number of videos to help applicants through the application process which can be found by following this link:- .

They have also provided interview guidance at:-

The UCAS website also includes specific advice on suitable references to use as part of your application. Should we require any additional references you will be informed in writing.  Please click here for further information.

Through the application and selection process we are looking for candidates to demonstrate that they:

  • have the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the required QTS standards
  • possess the appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher
  • be able to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in standard English

Candidates who are successfully shortlisted will:

  • Undertake a teaching activity, observed by members of the panel
  • Complete a written reflection on the teaching and learning process
  • Have a panel interview to explore their suitability to teach.

Offers of a training place will be subject to ensuring that candidates:

  • have passed the national Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. Please register here. Candidates should register for the skills tests prior to interview
  • have been subject to a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check
  • have met the Secretary of State’s requirements for health and physical capacity to teach

Fees and Funding:

Fees for each pathway are as follows:

Pathway 1 - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only - £6500

Pathway 2 - QTS with accreditation for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and up to 60 Masters Credits - £9000

Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not on the Schools Direct salaried route. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification.

To encourage the best people to enter the profession, in 2018/19 trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary in eligible subjects.

In exceptional circumstances trainees may receive a higher bursary than their degree class would otherwise allow. This allows the scheme to take account of, for example, trainees with a 2:2 and a PhD or proven exceptional subject knowledge gained from another career.  For more information on bursaries and funding please click here.

In addition to bursaries, trainees may also be eligible to apply for a student loan, maintenance grant and/or maintenance loan. For further details please visit the Student Loans Company website.  

Information and Guidance

If you have any queries about making an application for either a SCITT or a School Direct placement, or would like to have an initial conversation about the course and its suitability, then please do not hesitate to contact our Course Administrator, on 020 3740 1808 Option 1 or email



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Safer Recruitment

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and expects all staff, trainees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any offer from the TKAT SCITT would be subject to an enhanced DBS check, barred-list check (for teaching posts), Right to Work in the UK check, and at least two satisfactory references.

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