How to Apply

The process to apply to the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Partnership programme is set out below.  Please note we are a Safer Recruitment provider.

Entry requirements

Applicants must already hold the following qualifications:

  • GCSE English and Maths - Grade C, Level 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Science - Grade C, Level 4 or above (or equivalent) if you want to teach primary

In addition, applicants must have achieved the following qualifications by the time the course starts:

  • Honours degree at 2:2 or above.  For secondary applications, it is preferable for your degree to have some connection to the subject you want to teach. Where this is not the case, relevant A Level qualifications will be taken into account as well as any other relevant experience.
  • Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy

If your qualifications are not UK-awarded you will need a NARIC statement of comparability to show that they are equivalent to the entry requirements listed.

All offers of a place are conditional on achieving the above requirements and original certificates are required as proof of qualification.

Applications are enhanced by evidence of some experience in a school but it is not a condition for application.


Successful applicants are required to undertake the enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, sign a declaration that they have not previously been excluded from teaching or working with children and complete a medical health questionnaire which may be subject to an occupational health referral. This will be arranged by the Partnership.

Offers made to applicants will be conditional until all of the above criteria have been fulfilled.

How to apply

All applications for the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Programme
must be made through UCAS our provider code is S60.          

The Partnership cannot accept direct applications. UCAS will accept applications from 9th October 2018

The Department for Education has launched a new search service for potential teachers where, you can view more information about Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership and the programmes we offer.

What happens next - the recruitment process

Stage One: Screening

Applications are checked to ensure that applicants' qualifications meet the TRA entry requirements.

Stage Two: Scrutiny

Applications meeting the entry requirements are scrutinised by the Partnership against set criteria.

Stage Three: School Based Interview Process

Candidates who are invited to participate in stage 3 of the selection process will attend a Partnership school where you will be required to undertake a teaching activity. This will be followed by a formal interview with headteachers and representatives from the Partnership and a written reflection task. The process is designed to assess written English, subject knowledge, ability to engage with young people and assess your overall suitability to train to teach.

Safeguarding Checks

 As a Safer Recruitment provider, we have robust safeguarding practices in place. Please note you will be asked to bring 2 forms of ID with you, one of which must be photographic. If you do not have the required ID, the interview can not take place.

Conditional offers will usually be made within 1 working day from the date of interview and often sooner than this. Offers will be confirmed via UCAS.


Those applicants with a BME (Black Minority Ethnic) background may wish to contact MERIT, an organisation that supports BME teachers into teaching.                 

Contact is via: 

Sheba Joseph, MERIT Adviser, EMTAS

Tel: 0191 4338647