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Train to Teach Application Process

Applications for 2024 - 2025 are now open!

  • All applications must be made through The Trinity Institute of Education
  • PLEASE NOTE that on the Government APPLY system the course title will show as 

    What qualifications and experience do I need?

    You should have:

    • A degree - class 2:2 or above. Science candidates must have a degree comprising at least 50% in your chosen subject specialism*
    • GCSEs at grade C / 4 or above in Mathematics and English Language. We do accept GCSE equivalency’s from A Star Equivalency and Equivalency
    • Excellent knowledge of your chosen subject
    • An appreciation of education-related issues
    • Knowledge of numeracy and literacy for tests at interview
    • Applicants with overseas qualifications are welcome provided your qualifications are equivalent. You will need to check this UK ENIC. Your UK ENIC should show that your degree is equivalent to an honours degree and to what classification e.g. 2:2. If English is not your first language, an IELTs qualification – we are looking for an overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests for equivalency to GCSE English language. They need to have been taken within the last 2 years.  Unfortunately, we do not offer Visa sponsorship.

    *Apart from Science, if your degree is not in your chosen subject, your A level in that subject must be at least a grade C (Maths must be a grade B). You will also be offered a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) depending on the degree course you have take. Further guidance can be offered by contacting or

    Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE)

    If you’re concerned about how well you know the subject you want to teach, do not worry – you may be able to do a ‘subject knowledge enhancement’ (SKE) course. When you accept a conditional offer from us, we offer these through TES .