Candidates must apply through the UCAS Teacher Training website. The completed UCAS application is then reviewed by the relevant curriculum tutor. If shortlisted you will be invited to attend a PGCE interview.
Selected applicants will normally be interviewed in person by a relevant curriculum tutor from within the university and a mentor from one of our partnership schools. It is expected that prior to interview candidates will have completed at least one day of observation in a non-selective, state funded UK secondary school. However if you cannot complete this observation then you are still encouraged to attend the interview. At interview you will be asked to complete a subject specific written task. Afterwards you will participate in a group task alongside other applicants in your PGCE subject. Finally you will have an individual interview with a university tutor and a school mentor.
Skype interviews are strictly at the assessing curriculum tutor’s discretion. All interns must complete an interview as part of their PGCE application.