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  1. To check if there are placements available for your chosen subject, check our Subject Availability. We accept applications for unfilled placements until September.

  2. Before you submit an application to train with us, gain some experience in a classroom by taking part in our School Experience Programme.  Gaining experience in a school will strengthen your application and give you an idea of what teaching is like today. You will be given multiple opportunities to speak with fully qualified teachers and current trainees on these days.

  3. Applications are made on Dfe Apply; once you have made your application, we will contact you to let you know if you have been successful in securing an interview. Successful applicants will be given 7 days’ notice of an interview.You will need to bring to your interview your qualifications (degree certificate, A-Level certificates, GCSE Maths, English and Science certificates) and ID.


Our selection process is subject and phase specific so precise details are emailed out prior to the interview day.  However, you should expect to complete all or some of the following:

  1. You will be expected to teach to a class of pupils.  You should make it engaging and use it to demonstrate your subject knowledge and passion for teaching.

  2. You will be expected to have good knowledge of English and Maths. Every teacher, regardless of the subject they teach, also teaches English and Maths.  This will be assessed in a written task.

  3. Your subject knowledge will be assessed with an exam or current test paper.

  4. You will have a formal interview with a colleague from YHTT, which will give you the opportunity to discuss why you want to be a teacher, what you would bring to the profession, and also show us your resilience and initiative.


Your personal statement is crucial to making your application stand out. It should highlight your strengths and should convey a passion and enthusiasm for teaching.

In your personal statement, you should cover key points such as:

  • Why you’ll enjoy teaching your chosen subject and age group.

  • What qualities you have that will be reflected well in the classroom.

  • An outline of previous studies or work experience relevant to teaching.

  • What you have learnt during School Experience Placements.

Your personal statement will be a core influencer in choosing between applicants, so take the time to create a piece of work that communicates your ambitions, achievements and suitability. Showcase your enthusiasm for teaching and your subject.

You are required to provide details of two referees on your UCAS application form. If you graduated within the last 5 years, these need to be Academic Referees, so your Personal Tutor for example. If it has been more than 5 years since you graduated, these can be Professional Referees, so an employer for example. In some cases, we may ask for a third reference.

We are always happy to provide guidance and support throughout the application process, if you require this do not hesitate to contact us by email at


If you are on a postgraduate course which is not salaried, you will have to pay tuition fees. The tuition fee for all of our subjects is the same and this year the tuition fee for the year is set at £9,250.

There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship

  2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan

  3. Extra financial support if you're a parent, have an adult dependant or a disability 

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