Planning Your Application

Check that you are in possession of the required documentation. 

You need to be able to evidence your qualifications through certificates, have proof of your identity and where necessary your right to work in the UK. These need to be the official original documents.

If you need to seek replacement GCSE/ A Level/ Degree certificates then start this process now as it can take months to receive replacements at busy times of the year.

If your qualifications are from overseas then you will need to apply for an ECCTIS (formerly known as NARIC )statement of comparability for all qualifications obtained to accompany the original certificates you have. If you do not yet have GCSEs or equivalent qualifications in the required subjects then you may need to take an Equivalency Test. Make sure that you plan ahead with these to ensure that you receive your results before the start of your programme and please get in touch if you have any queries.

There are many different skills and attributes which are relevant to teaching. Please see Who we are looking for. It is highly advisable to base your personal statement around the areas specified and these will also be the basis for the different elements on the recruitment and selection session..

View our useful links page with information on entry requirements, qualification information and other questions you may have.