Register your interest for September 2019
Before applying for United Teaching, please check you meet our candidate requirements, and that your chosen subject is available.
There are three stages to our application:
To start your
application with us simply complete our short eligibility
form. Our team will assess your initial application based on the
information provided, and if you meet our criteria, we will invite you to our
interview process straight away.
You will still be
required to submit an application via UCAS to formally accept your teacher
training place and we can help you with this.
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend the first stage of our assessment process, which will at one of our regional assessment centres. Upon completion of the first assessment day, you will be advised whether you were successful, and invited to a second day. Stage two assessments are usually held in the week following stage one and are held in a school that you’ve expressed an interest to teach in.
It’s a rigorous process, but we hope that means we recruit trainee teachers with great potential and that you also build a much deeper understanding of both the course and profession, from the outset of your career with us.
The assessment process has two stages, and are comprised of a range of practical activities and interviews, including:
If you are successful on stage one you will be short-listed for the second stage of assessment. This is the opportunity to teach a prepared 30-minutes observed lesson to a class of students at the placement school of your choice within the group. This is followed by a reflective discussion on your lesson with the observer (usually a senior teacher or head of department in the school). What went well and how could you have made it even better? Your lesson topic, year group and the context for the children in your class will be shared with you in advance.
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You'll be notified within 48 hours of your assessment day whether
you've been successful or not, subject to references. Your offer will be conditional on you:
We endeavour to place you in your first choice of school. If this is not possible we will seek alternatives that work for you.
In England, you are required to submit an application via UCAS to formally accept your teacher training place. However, as we do not require this to consider your application, you can complete it at the very beginning of the process or once we have made you an offer to provide your references.
If you are applying to multiple training providers and would like to submit your UCAS form first, we will gladly accept this in place of your eligibility form and follow the same assessment process. Please note, that should you have offers from multiple providers placed through UCAS, you must accept your chosen place within ten days of receiving your final offer.
For support on completing your UCAS submission, click here.
You can download our UCAS codes here.
United Teaching's lead school is Paddington Academy, 50 Marylands Road, London. W9 2DR
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