How We Select Our Trainees

Your Application

In your application you will need to demonstrate your suitability to join this route into teaching and your passion for educating children and young people.

Our partner Oxford Brookes University will check all applications to confirm that entry requirements are met.

Those shortlisted will be invited for a selection process.

Selection Process

  • You will be required to:
  • Deliver a short presentation to a selection panel
  • Complete a handwritten task
  • Interact with children and young people
  • Engage in other activities that are phase specific
  • Attend an interview

During the selection process your suitability for this course will be assessed, as well as your ability to communicate clearly, engage with an audience and interact with children and young people.

References and checks

We require a minimum of two references: one should be your current employer OR an academic reference if you have left higher education within the last 5 years’.

You will be required to provide original certificates or certified copies of your relevant qualifications.

You will be required to provide proof of identification: valid passport/EU identity card OR driving licence photo card.

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check to verify your suitability for working with children and young people.



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