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Further information on the application process can be found at:


All applications for our teacher training programmes must be made online through DFE Apply:


DFE Apply course codes are as follows:

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship with QTS

Provider code T89

Course code V797 (Primary)


Tuition Fee Route

Provider code 289

course code 2RXG - QTS route

course code 2RXQ - QTS plus PGCE route


Keeping track of your application

This is very important – applicants need to please prime their referees that an application has been made and that they need to watch out for the email reference request from DfE Apply. This is nearly always the stage at which most applications get held up and this is totally out of our control. Our places fill up early, so to ensure that all applicants have the best opportunities for success, the applications need to be submitted as soon as possible after DfE Apply opens.


Please remember that your application does NOT become visible to us, until AFTER both your referees have returned their references and you have submitted it. We will always acknowledge when we have received an application through the portal.


All qualifications and minimum entrance requirements are verified by the ITT Partnership Co-Ordinator. Only applications which meet criteria are passed on to the Head of ITT for shortlisting for interview. If successful, you will be invited to our next available interview day.


We have up to 40 working days to make and record a decision, so if you are successful in the first round of the recruitment process and have met our eligibility criteria, you will be required to attend an interview within this timescale.

Once you have received decisions from all three providers, you have ten working days in which to accept an offer.  If you do not respond within this time, the offer will be automatically declined.

Applicants are only allowed to accept one offer.


Confirmation of Conditional offer

Successful applicants will have their conditional offers changed through DfE Apply into unconditional offers, once all the necessary offer conditions have been met:

  • Visit to proposed placement school
  • Clear DBS enhanced disclosure
  • Occupational health check
  • Degree/GCSE results (if not obtained already at the time of application).



Please be aware - pressure to accept an offer is not allowed

Please be aware that, under the terms of DfE Apply, no provider is allowed to put any pressure on you to accept an offer on the day of interview, or even to give you a deadline by which to accept. You should attend ALL of your interviews, if you wish to, and then you have a further ten days from your last offer in which to make your decision


Please visit DFE Apply for more detailed information on the application process.

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