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Entry Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the School direct route with us you will need the following:


  • A degree classification of 2:2 or above; 2:1 classification is desirable.
  • At least 5 GCSE A-C grades to include English Language, Mathematics and Science.


  • A degree classification of 2:2 or above; 2:1 classification is desirable (UK degree or relevant degree subject equivalent).
  • GCSE in English Language and Mathematics Grade C or above.

We will be looking to recruit talented trainees who have the qualities and attributes suited to a career in teaching, together with the enthusiasm, energy and ambition to develop into outstanding practitioners. This is an ideal opportunity if you have just completed your degree or are looking to change career. If you are positive and have good communication and interpersonal skills, a passion for your subject area and a love of learning, then we would like to hear from you.

How we select our trainees.

Candidates apply through UCAS and are shortlisted following reference to the entry requirements and if successful are invited for interview. Before applying we do advise you to spend some time in school to observe teaching in action.

How to apply

Applications for School Direct will open on UCAS in 26th October 2017 for training commencing in September 2018. The Preston Teaching School Alliance, in partnership with The University of Cumbria, will review applications as they are received, therefore you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

 Apply online here