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Applications are made on the DFE Apply website.

1st October 2024

’Find’ courses opens

DFE Apply 2024 ’find post- graduate courses’ goes live on 1st October

8th October 2024

‘Apply’ stage opens

Applicants will be able to start their applications from
8th October.

Subjects Offered

We are offering the following places for September 2022:

Primary (all School Training Routes)

Subject Course Code
Primary General, aged 3-7 years L825
Primary General, aged 5-11 years 32TQ
Primary SEND V103
Primary with mathematics B847
Primary with physical education D712

We will be working closely with Birmingham City University to provide a bespoke training programme, which is the highest calibre in supporting teacher development throughout the primary phase. Training will include a theory based approach interwoven with the practical application of the pedagogy.


Schools Direct Salaried:

Subject Course Code
Chemistry 2VKC
English 2VK8
Mathmatics 2VKD
Modern Languages 2VKG
Physics 2VKK

Schools Training Route:

Subject Course Code
Art and Design 2VJC
Biology 2VK2
Chemistry 2VK3
Physics 2VKK
Computing 2VK4
Design Technology (Food) 32WQ
Design Technology (Product Design) 2VK5
Drama 2VK6
English 2VK7
Geography 2VK9
History 2VKB
Music 2VKH
Mathematics 2VKC
Modern Languages 2VKF
Physical Education 2VKJ
Religious Education 3934

Entry Requirements

A degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification. A 2:1 is desirable but not essential; we will consider a lower class degree, or if an overseas applicant, a 2:2 or equivalent. In all cases, we consider each application on an individual basis.

Secondary candidates should note that subject knowledge will be judged on a case by case basis; however, salaried applicants must demonstrate a good understanding of their subject discipline/ specialism. For secondary candidates; a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics is required. For Primary applicants, English, Mathematics and Science are required at Grade C or equivalent.

  • All entrants have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in English, mathematics and science (Primary)
  • All entrants hold a degree from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or equivalent qualification (including overseas qualifications, professional or vocational qualifications
  • All entrants hold suitable qualifications, either in their chosen subject area, or demonstrate capacity to complete a subject enhancement course
  • All candidates are required to apply via DFE Apply. Applicants will receive notification of successful or unsuccessful application within 40 days of submission.
  • All entrants have provided suitable references and have been subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Applicants/trainees with disabilities are under no obligation to disclose their disabilities.


How we select our trainees

Teach Central and Birmingham City University will check all applications. Applications will be matched, where possible, to their preferred geographical location of school. Those applicants meeting the entry criteria will be shortlisted and invited for interview which will involve:

  • A range of tests and activities to test suitability for teaching
  • A formal Interview, which will consist of a panel of senior staff including a representative from the Teaching School, asking a series of questions, covering a variety of topics
  • A short interaction with students. This will include a teaching element for up to 30 minutes
  • A 30 minute written task. Applicants will be given material to study relating to the task before the interview

Further checks will include:

  • References (if not already done)
  • DBS
  • Physical & mental fitness to teach
  • Verification of qualifications (if not already done)



For enquires about Initial Teacher Training at Teach Central, please contact:

Teresa Wilson, 
Trust Lead for ITT & Early Careers,
Teach Central c/o Assay Studios,
Newhall Street,
B1 5SF

TEL: 0121 270 3117


TWITTER: @TeachCentral

Contact Us

Central Region Schools Trust
B.06 Assay Studios
141 - 143 Newhall Street
Birmingham, B3 1SF

0121 270 3117

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