All applications for PGCE/School Direct/School Direct Salaried must be made via an online application through UCAS Teacher Training.
You are advised to apply as early as possible for courses beginning the following autumn. A number of courses fill quickly – places are allocated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to each Initial Teacher Education Provider and these are limited. Successful applicants are invited to Keele and/or a Partnership school, where they will undertake a personal interview.
Colleagues from our Partnership schools will normally be involved in the interviewing and selection process. Irrespective of whether you are applying for a PGCE conventional programme or via the School Direct route, the final stage of the recruitment and selection process will normally including working with pupils in a classroom setting.
For any candidate who makes an application within five years of graduating, it is a requirement that a reference should be provided by the candidate's university tutor.