King Edward's Consortium

King Edwards Consortium

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Our courses are listed on the Department for Education's Find postgraduate teacher training search tool.

Applications should be made through UCAS Teacher Training (UCASTT) using the ‘Apply’ system on their website. 

Apply for our SCITT (fee-paying) programmes using the provider code K50. Use the provider code 15G for our School Direct (salaried) programmes.

We welcome applications from candidates in both Apply 1 and Apply 2. 


Applicants need to provide details* of two referees; UCAS Teacher Training obtains each reference as part of the application process.

  • If you are still at university, or gained a degree within the last five years:

- One reference must be from someone at your university who can comment on your academic ability and potential as a teacher;

- The other reference can be from your most recent supervisor/line manager at work (this could include voluntary work) who can comment on your character and potential to be a teacher.

  •  If you are applying for the School Direct (salaried) route:

- One reference must be from your current or most recent employer (supervisor/line manager). For safeguarding purposes, if you are working in a school the reference must come from the Principal/Headteacher;

- If you left university more than five years ago, you can choose two referees (supervisor/line manager) from work who can comment on how suitable you are for teaching. You can still use an academic referee if you think it is suitable.

Once the application has been received and processed by UCASTT, it is made available online for training providers to consider.

*For safeguarding purposes, we will not accept references sent from private accounts e.g. hotmail, gmail. Please ensure that referees send references from business/institution email accounts.

Fraudulent applications

All applications are checked against the UCASTT database for fraud, and personal statements are vetted through their similarity detection device. If you omit any compulsory information we reserve the right to withdraw or amend our offer.

Criminal record disclosure

An Enhanced Disclosure Check is required for entry into initial teacher education and training. UCASTT asks applicants to confirm that they agree to a check by the UK Disclosure and Barring Service. The application also requires applicants to disclose any spent or unspent convictions or any past criminal activities.

 Adapted from the UCAS Teacher Training Admissions Guide, 2016


Rigorous recruitment and selection of high calibre trainees with impressive pre-entry qualifications, at higher levels, and good prior experience in education settings.

Ofsted, 2012