Preparing for application

If you decide that you want to apply to train to be a teacher then you must prepare yourself fully for the application process.

To help you prepare you must do the following:

  • Find all your original certificates for your qualifications. If you cannot find them contact the board to get a copy of the original. If you hold qualifications outside of the UK contact NARIC to get the equivalence.
  • Organise a visit to a primary school to gain your 10 days experience. You can do this by contacting Claire James at who will support you with this process.
  • Book your skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy as soon as you have your UCAS number.
  • Read relevant educational publications including the Times Educational Supplement.