How do I apply?

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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

We currently offer a Primary (5-11 yrs) and a Early Years (3-7) programme available in 2018/19, each programme has its own unique code:

  • Primary (5-11): 26X7 - This course will focus upon KS1 & KS2 placements, providing training in the primary curriculum
  • Early Years (3-7): 2HW4 - This course offers Reception and KS1 placements, providing training in both primary and EYFS curriculums.

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

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

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 and successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests.)

Accepting a Conditional Offer onto our programmes:

If you are successful at interview, WTSA will offer you a place on the programme applied for. This will be processed via LHU and UCAS and you will need to formally 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
  • Professional Skills Tests (Literacy & Numeracy