We are actively seeking to recruit candidates with the capacity to become outstanding teachers to our highly successful School Direct routes. In order to realise your potential over these intensive programmes you are greatly advantaged if you can demonstrate the following characteristics through your application:
An honours degree.
A realistic awareness of the teaching profession with the capacity to thrive in a demanding and fast moving environment. When applying, please use your personal statement to illustrate this.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and mathematics (and a science for primary applications). In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.
Professional Skills Tests
These tests are compulsory, and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. You are able to book these tests in advance, and the Department for Education strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application. Details about the tests, including how to register and prepare, can be found here.
Further resources to help you prepare for the numeracy test can be found in the 'Course in detail' section below and if you choose to accept our offer of a School Direct place additional support with the skills tests will be made available.
If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview in person at the Falmer campus where we have a number of structured activities aimed at allowing you to show your potential. You will also be interviewed by the school to which you have applied.
All offers of places are subject to required regulatory checks including an occupational health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check.