The process to apply to High Force Education is set out below. Please note we are a Safer Recruitment provider.
The course offered by High Force Education is in line with the Level 7 Masters degree standard.
The academic entry requirements are:
- Minimum of a 2.2 honours degree from a UK University or a recognised equivalent qualification
- GCSE English language, maths and science – Grace C, Level 4 or above. We don’t accept functional skills tests in level 1/2.
- Minimum 2 ‘A’ Levels or equivalent.
Other personal qualities and attributes:
- Ability to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
- Demonstrate a passion to teach young children
- Motivate and inspire young children to reach their full educational potential in life
- Convey commitment and enthusiasm to primary teaching
- Demonstrate a strong desire to teach, continually improve and develop as a practitioner
- Communicate clearly and articulately in spoken and written standard English, with accurate spelling and grammar
- Demonstrate openness to learning, self- development and welcome feedback
- Demonstrate empathy, sensitivity and respect for children, families and colleagues
- Value and contribute to team work
- Show creativity, flair, innovation and adaptability
- Have resilience
If your qualifications are not UK awarded you will need an ENIC statement of comparability to show that they are equivalent to the entry requirements listed.
Prior experience in a school is not required. However, where candidates have been able to gain experience in schools, this might be helpful to understand the role of a teacher and will help you at interview. Please note, your application would not be rejected because you have not gained school experience.
As a Safer Recruitment provider, our robust safeguarding practices are in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021). Please note you will be asked to bring 2 forms of ID with you, one of which must be photographic. If you do not have the required ID then the interview cannot take place. Successful applicants are required to undertake the enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, and complete a medical health questionnaire which may be subject to an occupational health referral. This will be arranged by High Force Education. Any offer of a place on the course is conditional to meeting the entry requirements.
How to Apply
All applications are made through DfE Apply using the following course codes:
|Course route||Course Code|
|Durham Teaching School Alliance (Prince Bishops Community Primary School Direct with Etherley Lane Primary School)||28GN|
|Federation of Abbey Schools with Sedgefield Hardwick Primary (School Direct)||2N4C|
|Swaledale Alliance (School Direct)||2N4B|
Click here for the DfE Apply site https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training
Stage 1: Your application will be shortlisted against set criteria and checked to see if it meets the entry requirements.
Stage 2: If successful at Stage 1, you will be invited to attend an interview and assessment morning. Due to COVID-19, we have made adjustments to our selection process and currently all interviews will take place virtually. You will be required to complete the following:
- Pre-Interview task;
- Complete an English audit;
- Formal interview
Conditional offers will usually be made within 1 working day from the date of interview and often sooner than this. Offers will be confirmed via the DfE Apply website.
High Force Education is committed to equality of opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, age disability, religion or socio-economic circumstances. Those applicants with a BME (Black Minority Ethnic) background may wish to contact MERIT, an organisation that supports BME teachers into teaching.
Please contact Sheba Joseph at [email protected]