Make your application stand out

We’re looking for applications from enthusiastic candidates who support our philosophy (read more hereand will be relentless in pursuing excellence (both for themselves as a professional and for the pupils they teach).

Selection criteria

  • An undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree, or its equivalent, with a minimum of 2:2 honours.
  • Three GCSEs at minimum grade C or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics). All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2020.
  • Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy before the start of the course.
  • A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study.
  • The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments.
  • All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview (a ‘selection day’) and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures.

How to apply

See applications.

Selection days

*UPDATE 1*
During school closures and the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are hosting remote interviews via Zoom. The information below has been updated to reflect the adjustments we have made to our recruitment process at this time.

*UPDATE 2*
We have now filled two thirds of our places for the 2020/21 academic year.

If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to an interview.

Interviews are relaxed and supportive; no activity is designed to catch you out. You will undertake three activities – the panel will then make a holistic decision about your potential to train to be a teacher.

The activities will include:

  • the completion of a written lesson plan for a session that you could deliver to a group of pupils (you will send a copy of this to us in advance of the interview and this will form the basis for a short discussion). Guidance is given to help you plan the lesson.
  • a short discussion about the strengths and limitations of two pieces of academic writing. You will be sent these in advance of the interview.
  • an interview (you will be asked questions that will help us assess your potential to train to become a teacher).

When you are invited to an interview, you will be provided with a detailed information pack. This will explain each activity in more detail so that you can prepare.

Our next interview days for our 2020/21 programme will be held on:

  • Monday 8th June 2020.
  • Wednesday 10th June 2020.

To be considered for an interview, please ensure your application is submitted at least one week prior to the dates shown above.

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