How do I apply?

Apply NOW for 2020/2021

(from 8th October 2019)

All applications for Initial Teacher Training are made via UCAS and then forwarded to your chosen providers to process. To select Warrington Teaching School Alliance you may use either the UCAS search function or use our provider code: 15R

Please see below for the three programmes available in 2020/2021, each programme has its own unique code

  • 38LF - Early Years (children aged 3-7): this programme offers Reception and Key Stage 1 placements, providing training in both Primary and EYFS curriculums.
  • 38LG - Primary (children aged 5-11): this programme offers Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 placements, providing training in the primary curriculum.
  • 38V9 - Primary with Special Educational Needs: this programme offers placements in both mainstream Primary settings covering both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, with the addition of a placement at Dorin Park, a special school in Chester for pupils aged 2-19 with physical difficulties, complex moderate learning difficulties and complex medical needs. Training will be provided in primary curriculum and additional SEN specialist training.

Entry Requirements:

To apply for a WTSA School Direct programme you will need:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science (or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate Degree in any subject, 2:1 or better.

in some circumstances a 2:2 will be considered please contact us for further information

*we cannot accept applications with a 3rd classification

The Interview Process...

All applications undergo a shortlisting process and the best candidates will be invited to undertake an interview.

Interviews take place in a WTSA partnership primary school and has a number of elements which will allow the interview panel the opportunity to assess your suitability and future potential as a trainee teacher.

The typical WTSA interview day consists of the following activities:

  • A formal interview with a panel of our ITT Senior Leadership Team
  • An observed teaching activity with a small group of children
  • A short literacy and mathematics task

Following this, successful candidates will be made a formal offer to join our programme. We will liaise with UCAS and Liverpool Hope University to process your offer and enrol you on the programme ready for a September start.

(N.B. Any offer of a place on our programme is conditional on a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, Fitness to Teach Declaration.)

Accepting a Conditional Offer onto our programmes:

For successful candidates, WTSA will offer you a place on the programme applied for. This will be processed via Liverpool Hope University and UCAS and candidates then need to accept the offer.

To complete this process, and enrol onto the programme fully, you will need to meet the following requirements :

  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • Fitness to Teach declaration

LHU admissions department will provide more information at enrolment.