All applications are through UCAS.

  1. Please check that you are eligible for a teacher training course. You will find details about eligibility listed below or by visiting the DFE website here
  2. Look through the available courses at MVTP making a note of the UCAS and School codes. A list of these is available here.
  3. Register with UCAS www.ucas.com and then complete their on-line application form searching for your course at Medway Valley Teaching Partnership.  Please ensure that you have selected the correct UCAS code (and school/campus if you wish to apply to a specific school).
  4. Upon receipt of the references from your referees, UCAS will then release your application for consideration by your chosen training providers.
  5. Your application will be assessed and suitable candidates invited for interview.
  6. You will need to complete the Kent and Medway Training entrance tests in English and in the subject area that you wish to teach in. These are to assess your subject knowledge and see if there are any gaps that we can help fill either before commencement of your course or during your course.
  7. After interview, successful candidates will be offered either an “unconditional” or “conditional” offer. A conditional offer is normally given if the teacher training eligibility criteria is not yet met in full. For example, you may still need to take and pass the literacy and numeracy skills tests.
  8. We confirm your offer via UCAS.
  9. You  accept the offer through UCAS and your place is secured subject to any condition to the offer being met before the 1st September of the commencement of your course.

Eligibility for Teacher Training with MVTP and KMT.

These conditions will need to have been met before your course commences.

For School Direct Salaried you need:

  • a UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification. 2:2 or better.
  • a GCSE grade C/ Level 4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalency tests passed. (You will also need GCSE Science for applications for Primary School Training)
  • passes in the Literacy and Numeracy Skills tests.
  • to show that you have been available for employment for at least three years
  • to demonstrated significant relevant experience in a UK school environment.
  • to have undertaken any Skills Enhancement Course:- Only if deemed appropriate as part of a conditional offer. The course will be free of charge for applicants accepting a training place at an MVTP school.

For School Direct Non- Salaried/ Self-Funded  you need:

  • a UK undergraduate degree or a recognised equivalent qualification. 2:2 or better.
  • a GCSE grade C/ Level 4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalency tests passed. (You will also need GCSE Science for applications for Primary School Training)
  • passes in the Literacy and Numeracy Skills tests.
  • at least 10 days experience in a UK school. (this can be arranged at your chosen school if you prefer)
  • to have undertaken any Skills Enhancement Course. Only  if deemed appropriate as part of a conditional offer. The course will be free of charge for applicants accepting a training place at an MVTP school.

Applicants with qualifications from overseas will need to demonstrate, via NARIC, their equivalency to the UK degree and GCSE in English Language and Mathematics.

Please note

There are a limited number of vacancies for each subject area. UCAS will only release your application once both references have been received. To give you every opportunity to be accepted onto an MVTP place we will consider a current CV with letter of application OR a copy of your UCAS application in advance of your official UCAS application reaching us. You will still need to complete a full UCAS application upon acceptance on a course.

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