How to prepare and apply

The application process in simple steps: 

  1. You will find it helpful to do some initial research into the providers in your area. You will find a map of local providers HERE. Information about the application processes can be found on the Get Into Teaching website.
  2. All providers will be happy to talk to prospective applicants. A useful way of getting to meet providers is to attend regional Get Into Teaching events which usually take place in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  3. Once you have decided on your preferred training providers (you can apply to three providers initially) you can start to put your application together. You will need evidence of relevant qualifications (see below), two references, a personal statement explaining why you want to teach and what prior experience you might have. You will also need the course codes for your chosen training programme.

    To apply for teacher training courses in England you should use Apply for teacher training, a new GOV.UK service. Apply for teacher training is easy to use and gives clear guidance to help potential teachers make strong applications. To learn more about the new service and to get help with your application, visit the Get Into Teaching website.

  4. After the providers have received your application, it will be appraised for interview. Interviews with most providers tend to consist of a pre-prepared teaching activity, a formal interview and an opportunity to look around a school.

Minimum qualifications to apply: 

Applicants for primary teacher training will require: 

▪ A good UK honours degree or equivalent at a minimum of 2.2 in a subject which can be related to the Primary National Curriculum (you may still apply if your degree is still pending but must provide proof of your award prior to commencement of the training). 

▪ GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at minimum grade C / 4+ or equivalent (you may still apply if these results are pending but must have them before starting to train with us). Check with your chosen provider whether they will accept equivalency tests for English, Maths and Science.

▪ Disclosure and Barring Service and Prohibition Order checks. 

Applicants for secondary teacher training will require: 

▪ A good UK honours degree or equivalent at a minimum of 2.2 and at least 50% of the degree should be based in the subject they wish to teach (you may still apply if your degree is still pending but must provide proof of your award prior to commencement of the training). 

▪ GCSE English and Mathematics at minimum grade C / 4+ or equivalent (you may still apply if these results are pending but must have them before starting to train with us). Check with your chosen provider whether they will accept equivalency tests for English and Maths.

▪ Disclosure and Barring Service and Prohibition Order checks.

Applicants from overseas: 

Applicants who have studied outside the UK, should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether their qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A Levels and an undergraduate degree.   

In addition to the above equivalent qualifications, applicants who have lived or worked overseas for a continuous period of time amounting to three months or more within the last 10 years, will need an overseas police check or proof of settlement status and an additional third reference from the country in which they have lived / worked.

If you have any questions about your qualifications or eligibility to apply we would be happy to help you. Please contact the Redhill Teaching Hub team at: enquiries@redhillhub.org.uk

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