How to apply
In order to apply you must:
- hold an honours degree, usually at class 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 in English and Mathematics(and Science for Primary)
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 undertake at least some of this in advance of interview.
The Application and Selection Process:
All applications must be via UCAS. To apply, please visit UCAS
on register using one of our UCAS codes as below. The UCAS teacher training application system is live from 18th October 2016.
- To apply for a place on the TKAT SCITT programme please use the UCAS code K13.
- For a place on our School Direct programme please use UCAS code 1BS.
UCAS have produced a number of videos to help applicants through the application process which can be found by following this link:- https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training/apply-and-track .
They have also provided interview guidance at:- https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training/apply-and-track/interviews
The UCAS website also includes specific advice on suitable references to use as part of your application. Should we require any addition references you will be informed in writing. Please click her
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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 2017/18 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 Jo Fogg, our Course Administrator, on 020 3740 1808 Option 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.