Newman University Application

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Newman University Application

Newman University Application

How to Apply

All applications must be made through the UCAS website.

Details about all the routes available for teacher training and an explanation of how to apply can be found here.

When you apply through UCAS you can search for the courses in which you are interested.

Applications for teacher training open on October 18th for entry in September 2017, you may select three choices for a route into teaching. These applications are forwarded to Newman and/or the school(s) selected, but candidates must meet Newman’s standard entry requirements.

What happens after you have applied?

Many School Direct places are managed through a cluster of schools working together, with one classed as the lead school. The School and the University discuss your application and whether you should be called for interview.

For School Direct, schools take the lead interviewing to assess a candidates suitability to teach. In addition, you will also be required to pass national literacy and numeracy Skills Tests before beginning your course. It is recommended that these are taken as soon as possible. Visit the Department for Education website for further information on the tests.

During the application process, you will need to

  • Complete a personal statement
  • Show evidence that you have undertaken some aspect of school experience to support your application.
  • List referees who will be able to support your application.  You are advised to prepare your referees in advance, as any application is not ‘live’ until your references are uploaded.

Once your application is submitted, it is processed within 40 days and you will be informed of the decision. Within that time, you might get called for interview so be prepared to have 3 full day interviews in this 40 day period.  The schools will explain the interview process as it varies according to school and phase.  You might be asked to teach part of a lesson, teach a small group of students. or a presentation. It is essential that your lesson or teaching activity shows that you have an understanding of how to engage and motivate children.  You are not expected to be a ‘teacher’ at this stage, but you should be able to show that you have an understanding of how to engage with young people.  This is why your school experience is so important. This will be made clear to you prior to interview.

Offers for places are made after a successful interview and are conditional on DBS clearance, health check (Fitness to Teach) and passing the national Skills Tests (at interview candidates need to prove that they have passed or at least registered for the Skills Tests).

It is important to submit an accurate and well-presented application. If you have any queries regarding the School Direct programmes or the admissions process, please email Admissions. Offers for entry onto all teaching courses are subject to interview. Only shortlisted applicants are invited for tests and interview.

Skills Tests Further Information – Click Here

General ITE Interview Information – Click Here





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