How to Apply
Applications are made on the DFE Apply website.
4th October 2022
’Find’ courses opens
DFE Apply 2022 ’find post- graduate courses’ goes live on 4th October
11th October 2022
‘Apply’ stage opens
Applicants will be able to start their applications from
We are offering the following places for September 2022:
Primary (all School Training Routes)
|Primary General, aged 5-11 years||32TQ|
We will be working closely with Haybridge SCITT 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.
(If you have an interest in SEND, we can offer opportunities to focus on this as a specialism for your training. This will include tailored SEND sessions and provision for a SEND placement; please state this in your application.)
Schools Direct Salaried:
Schools Training Route:
|Art and Design||2VJC|
|Design Technology (Food)||32WQ|
|Design Technology (Product Design)||2VK5|
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, Birmingham City University (Secondary) and Haybridge SCITT (Primary) 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)
- Physical & mental fitness to teach
- Verification of qualifications (if not already done)
For enquires about Initial Teacher Training at Teach Central, please contact:
Trust Lead for ITT & Early Careers,
Teach Central c/o Assay Studios,
TEL: 0121 270 3117