Your Application

All teacher training applications must be submitted via UCAS.

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Personal Statement

Your personal statement is your opportunity to showcase your passion and enthusiasm for wanting to become a teacher. You will also need to include any relevant experience in educational settings. We believe teachers represent their subject; you must outline your knowledge of your chosen subject specialism or phase. Download the UCAS personal statement worksheet by clicking on the button below:


Two references are required to apply for teacher training; you will not be able to submit your application until both references are complete, therefore allow plenty of time for this process. Please click on the link below for further information:

Experience in a school

We recommend that you gain some experience in a school environment. The Outwood Institute of Education can organise these placements for you as part of the application process. Please contact us to arrange this.

(Please note you do not have to complete experience before submitting your application).


The interview process is a time for discussion about our School Direct programme and to evaluate your potential to become an excellent trainee teacher with the Outwood Institute of Education. This will usually take half a day and consists of a written task, time spent supporting pupils in a lesson and an interview with representatives from the chosen university and Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Please note that you will not be required to teach as part of the interview process.

You will be asked to bring specific documents with you; these include photographic I.D and original certificates for your degree (where available) and GCSEs in English, mathematics (and science for Primary applicants).

Entry Requirements

  • A UK honours degree preferably at classification 2:2 or above or a recognised equivalent qualification. For Secondary applicants, 50% of your degree should be closely related to the subject you wish to train to teach. If your degree is from an overseas institution you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC.

  • GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language, mathematics and science (for Primary applicants) or equivalent qualifications

  • QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy

Any questions?

We are here to support you through every step of your application. For help, please contact us: