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How To Apply

All applications must be made online through UCAS.



The first time you apply, you can choose three separate courses.  Make a note of the (UCAS) course codes that you are interested in, from our vacancy tables.  When you apply, you will be able to select the school (or Trust) after you have selected the course.

It is very important that before applying for any course, you read the programme information, particularly to be sure that you can meet the entry requirements. The programme documents can be downloaded from our vacancy tables and they are also accessible through UCAS.

Completing the application form on UCAS:

You can start filling in the application form, save it, and come back to it later.

Your personal  statement is limited to 4000 characters.

It is a good idea to cover these key points:

  • What is driving your desire to make an application for teacher training?
  • Outline your transferable skills
  • Reflect on your observations in school, showing you understand the pedagogy and curriculum for your subject; and the role of a teacher

Once you are happy with your completed application form, you return to the referee part of it and confirm that it can now be submitted. At this point your application becomes fixed in all respects other than the course choices which can still be amended later. 

UCAS automatically contacts your referees with instructions about how to upload their references.  Once your referees have uploaded, UCAS will come back to you for your final check on course choices and for you to pay the application fee.  Only then can we see your application.  It is worth encouraging your referees to upload their references promptly in order to avoid undue delay in our being able to see your application.

Overseas Qualifications

If any of your key qualifications (as specified in the entry requirements) are not from the UK it is vital that you check their equivalency through NARIC.  This is your responsibility.

For non-UK degrees, it is also often helpful if you can send us a separate email with a scanned copy of the degree transcript so that we can share this with our partner university.  This can help minimise delays caused by equivalency and grade compatibility issues.