Applicants are notified of the outcome of their application within approximately 72 hours of the interview.

If you meet all our entry criteria, you will be offered an unconditional place.

Alternatively we may make you a conditional offer subject to a further requirement such as passing your degree, completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, or gaining some further experience in a school setting. It is possible for you to accept conditional offers on the UCAS system; you do not need to wait until the additional requirement has been met.

All places will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced-level disclosure obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service. All places on this programme are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants should have ensured they can secure sufficient funding to support themselves for the training year prior to accepting a place. The intensive nature of the school based training programmes means trainees will not have the capacity to work whilst training.

It is a Government requirement that all students should be medically fit – both mentally and physically – to enter the teaching profession.

Placement Schools

We work with you to find the best place for you to train.  We aim to let you know your placement school as part of your offer of a training place or very soon after. In deciding where to place you we take into consideration where you live (or will be living when the course starts) and whether you can drive as well as ensuring the placement school can provide the best environment to meet your training needs. Please be aware that you will need to meet the placement school and both parties need to be happy before the placement can be confirmed.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are available in the following subjects: Maths, the Sciences, Computing, Languages, Design & Technology, English, RE and Geography. SKE courses are funded by the NCTL and are usually done online. There are various lengths of course and we will discuss with you how long your course needs to be. You are free to choose your own SKE provider, subject to our approval.

DBS Certificates

All successful candidates will be required to apply for and receive a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate. This process will take place in June prior to starting the ITT course in September.

Any trainee who has been resident overseas for more than twelve months in the preceding 10 years must also provide a police certificate from the country in which they were resident.