Making a Successful Application

This application could be one of the most important steps you have made in your career so far, so you need to get it right.

Planning and preparing the content of your application is crucial to ensure that you show yourself in the best light, and there are a number of ways you can help yourself:


  1. Choose a ‘critical friend’ or ‘buddy’

    Choose a ‘critical friend’, someone who you trust to give you honest and fair advice about the content of your application. This ‘critical friend’, or ‘buddy’ does not have to be a teaching professional, but they have to know you well so they can help you judge if you are selling yourself in the most effective way possible.

    Look through your application together and scrutinise the points you have made.

    Always ask the same questions:
    Would you offer yourself a trainee place?
    Why not?

  2. Take advice from UCAS on the application process

    UCAS have produced useful short videos to give you support when making your application.

    » UCAS Videos


  3. Take advice from UCAS about how to write an effective Personal Statement

    UCAS have produced a step-by-step worksheet to give you guidance when completing your Personal Statement.
    Remember, this is the first opportunity you have to make an impression.

    » UCAS Personal Statement Worksheet