How to Apply
How do I apply for a course with Dixons Academies Trust?
The application process is via UCAS, as all teacher training places are, and to apply you need to follow the process below (there is a standard £24 admin fee to apply, payable to UCAS). A link to the teacher training section of the UCAS website is below:
Step 1 – Pre application research
We are always happy to help and we would encourage you to talk to us; we know how important this decision is for you. For an informal conversation prior to applying, please e-mail us on email@example.com. For more information about School Direct options please follow the link http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/schooldirect.aspx
Step 2 – UCAS application
Apply via UCAS https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training Search for courses by subject and location and you will find us.
Step 3 - Shortlisting
Your application will be assessed by the recruitment team and the relevant subject mentor/head of department. We look for a good degree in a relevant subject, at least a grade C in English and Mathematics or an equivalent test, at least 2 years working with young people, commitment and resilience, and the potential to be an inspiring teacher.
Step 4 - Interview
If you pass the shortlisting process you will be invited for interview. For more information on the selection process please click here.
Step 5 - Conditional offers
If successful, you will be given a conditional offer, where the conditions will be clearly articulated to you in your letter. For further information on the Professional Skills Test see http://sta.education.gov.uk
Some of the key conditions will be that :
* You must have passed a national skills tests in English and Maths before commencing the course. Please note that Dixons does offer support for these tests where needed.
* You need to undertake a DBS check.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Some applicants may require or would benefit from a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course, available in all shortage subjects. We strongly recommend this as a way of ensuring that you are well equipped and confident tov train. Many SKE courses are subsidised nationally, they vary in length and model of learning including online courses. For more information please follow the link https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske-courses and a directory of available courses can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/subject-knowledge-enhancement-course-directory
Dixons is committed to finding the very best trainee teachers and so we continue interviewing until we have found them. We will publicise on our website when we have filled all our subject places or when there are no longer places to offer nationally. This is also communicated through UCAS.