How to Apply

Please ensure that you read the entry criteria and selection process sections under the "Training to Teach" drop down before applying and then read below for information on how to apply for places.

A number of places across Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Classics, Computer Science, English, History, Geography, Business Studies, DT, Engineering, Music, RE PE, Drama, Dance, Media Studies, Art, Economics, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Sociology and General Primary are available for the 2018/19 cohort.

Applicants will need to have a degree award of at least a 2:2 in a subject relevant to the one in which they wish to train.

Applicants should apply through UCAS Teach using the following link.

To avoid disappointment please apply early.

You can use the Search tool to find a course in UCAS Teach.  You can find places linked to Kent and Medway Training using the following postcode searches:


Kent and Medway Training SCITT

For Secondary places


The Leigh Academy

For KMT places linked to the Leigh Academies Trust Secondary and Primary Schools


Dartford Grammar School

For KMT places linked to Dartford Secondary and Primary Schools

DA11 7LS

St George’s Church of England School in Gravesend

(Listed as Aletheia Academies Trust)

for KMT places linked to Gravesend Secondary and Primary Schools


Thomas Aveling School in Rochester

(Listed as Medway Valley Teaching Partnership)

for KMT places linked to Medway and Maidstone Secondary and Primary Schools


Rochester Grammar School in Rochester

(Listed as New Horizons Teaching Partnership)

For KMT places linked to Medway Secondary and Primary Schools

TN12 6LT

Mascalls School in Paddock Wood, nr Tonbridge

For KMT places linked to Tonbridge Secondary Schools


Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls in Tonbridge

(Listed as Kaizen Teaching School Alliance)

For KMT places linked to Tonbridge Secondary and Primary Schools

Each of the KMT schools listed above will name the schools they are working with and which subjects are offered by each school on their UCAS entry.

Follow these steps before making an application:

  • Make contact with the named contact in the School Direct Lead School as listed on UCAS asking whether they are still recruiting for the age phase/subject of your choice.
  • Ask about visiting their schools to a) gain experience and b) meet schools that are looking for trainees.  Some School Direct Lead Schools do this through the School Experience Programme.

Prepare your application by checking you have the following information ready:

  • Contact information
  • Qualifications and educational history, including details of the institutions at which qualifications were gained
  • Work experience
  • School observation experience
  • Contact information for 2 referees

Candidates are advised to have this information to hand before completing their application and also to prepare their referees for the reference request as delays in completion of references can be very time consuming.

You will also be required to submit a personal statement.  As there is considerable competition for places, we recommend that you spend some time writing, drafting and checking this before submitting your application.

The UCAS system allows you to save and manage your draft applications, and store copies of your submitted applications for your reference.

You can apply for School Direct places at up to three schools initially in Apply 1.

You will be able to apply to further schools in Apply 2 if any of your initial applications are unsuccessful.

NB. If you are applying for a place on the Salaried School Direct Training Programme you will also be required to detail your employment history as evidence that you meet the three years’ work experience requirement.

You will also be required to take the numeracy and literacy professional skills tests as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

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