About Us


In line with other national accrediting bodies, our fee-funded places cost £9,250, with a higher fee for international trainees.

We have fee-funded training posts available in a wide range of subjects. Spaces can go quickly – please check our Vacancies page for an up to date list.

You need to have achieved at least a 2:2 for your undergraduate Honours degree e.g. BA(Hons) or BSc(Hons).

If your undergraduate degree does not meet our requirements, but you have a postgraduate qualification, e.g. Masters or Doctorate, this will be suitable.

Your degree subject does not have to match the subject you want to teach, e.g. your degree is in History but you want to teach Maths. You may be required to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before your training starts to ensure the level of your subject knowledge is good enough. SKEs are only available for a selection of subjects: find out more here.

Yes, if you’re a resident of the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, although your qualifications can be from elsewhere. Criteria have been set by the UK Government to support you through this process. You will find guidance and information about how to obtain a ‘Statement of Comparability’ from UK ENIC (was NARIC).

There is a great deal of information on the UK Government’s ‘Get into teaching’ website for anyone with international qualifications, including those who have trained as a teacher overseas: 

Yes, but…

Any training placement is offered on the condition that original certificates can be provided before training begins, usually by August of the same year. You will need to find them or order replacement certificates if successful at interview. The qualifications must match those given on your application form.

Advice about obtaining replacement certificates from exam boards can be found on the UK Government’s website:

There is a maximum of a 40 working day window (not including school holidays) from when we receive your application to the offer of a place.

We will review your application and get in touch, usually by email.

If we invite you for interview and we don’t hear back, we will attempt to contact you by email and the telephone number you have provided. If you don’t reply we will assume you no longer wish to pursue your application with us.

Get in touch! We would love to help –  whether it’s answering your questions or organising a day’s visit to one of our schools. Our contact details are at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, the Department for Education has a ‘Get Into Teaching’ website that offers independent information and advice about a career in teaching and how you can be supported to make the choices that are best for you.