All applications are through the “Apply for Teacher Training” website .

  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 Course and School codes. A list of these is available here
  3. Search for the course on the government’s “Find Postgraduate Teacher Training”  website
  4. Register with the DfE Apply www.apply-for-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/candidate/sign-up? 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 course code (and school/campus if you wish to apply to a specific school).
  5. Upon receipt of the references from your referees, your application will then be release for consideration by your chosen training providers.
  6. Your application will be assessed and suitable candidates invited for interview. Most interviews will be at your chosen school but online interviews are also an option. For face to face days, you may be asked to complete the Kent and Medway Training Literacy and Numeracy audits. Online interviews will require you to complete these audits online at prescribed times. These are to assess your knowledge in those areas to see if there are any gaps that we can help fill either before commencement of your course or during your course. Passing these audits is NOT a condition of any offer. 
  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 a Skills, Knowledge, Enhancement course or we need to apply for an up to date DBS check or you are waiting for results of recent exams or degree award. There could be other conditions as relevant to your own personal circumstance
  8. We confirm your offer via email and on the DfE APPLY online platform.
  9. You  accept the offer on the DfE APPLY online platform 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)
  • 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 a GCSE Science for applications for Primary School Training)
  • at least 10 days experience in a UK school (not before application). 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 ENIC their equivalency to the UK degree and GCSE in English Language and Mathematics. Further information can also be found here.

Please note

There are a limited number of vacancies for each subject area. Once a place has been accepted, that place at that school is gone. Secondary PE (places limited by the DfE) and Primary places are extremely competitive. Any delay in applying and you are likely to miss a training place for the following September.  The DfE will only release your application once both references have been received. .

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