How to apply

You can apply through UCAS Teacher Training to start in 2019. There are a limited number of places for the programme, so you should apply as early as possible to give yourself the best chance of obtaining a place. We will close the course once we have filled all available places. We will publish our dates for interview for each subject/phase and ask that applications are completed on UCAS 2 weeks before these dates. Link to interview dates

Please read through the UCAS Teacher Training pages carefully for guidance on how to apply. When applying you will need to submit:

  • Personal Information (DoB, Address etc.)
  • Academic qualifications
  • Experience to date
  • A personal statement
  • Two references

Financial Support 

Detailed information on financial support during training can be found on the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) web site:

Entry Requirements

  • Degree (usually at 2:2 or above)
  • Secondary: GCSE Maths, English at C grade or equivalent
  • Primary: GCSE Maths, English, Science at C grade or equivalent
  • Pass in the numeracy and literacy skills tests
  • Evidence of school experience
  • Good references
  • Satisfactory Health and Safeguarding (DBS) checks

All applicants should also have GCSE grade C or above in mathematics and English language (and science for primary) or equivalent. The English qualification MUST be in English as a first language. If you do not currently have these qualifications you may still apply to us but must have these in place before you commence the PGCE course.


Normally a first degree, with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) or above, OR an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject.   Applicants should either have achieved, of be in the final year working towards their degree or an equivalent overseas qualification agreed to be of an equivalent level by NARIC. Applicants with overseas qualifications must present a NARIC certificate to the University PRIOR to Registration. Applications for NARIC certificates may be made to

Applicants should ensure that they clearly indicate their achieved or predicted degree grade and, if graduated within the past 5 years, at least one academic reference should be supplied.