Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership

How to Apply


The teaching profession looks for the highest quality candidates, so you'll need to meet the following requirements before you can be accepted for teacher training.

  1. You'll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education provider or a recognised equivalent qualification.
  2. You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C/4 or above in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics (or grade B or above if you're applying in Wales).
  3. If you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-11 (Early Years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4 or above in a GCSE science subject examination. 

Requirements in Scotland are different – check Teach in Scotland for more details. If you studied outside the UK check National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.

Further requirements

  • In England you'll also need to have passed the professional skills tests.
  • If you have non-UK qualifications, you will need a Statement of Comparability from NARIC, the national agency for providing information and advice on worldwide qualifications. This can take some time so you are advised to start the process before you submit your application.

Check – some training programmes have many more applications than places available, so their requirements might be higher. 

All applications  should be made through the new UCAS site (see link on right). 


As a school direct provider our training course are listed under both our name and also the name of the lead / partner school. You will need to register with the site before searching for a course.  You will then need the following course codes.  Any questions please call our office on 01462 817445.


We are also happy to consider direct applications for an initial shortlisting process. Therefore if you would be interested in applying to us please click here for our Application Form.
Our Primary school direct places on UCAS are listed under our two Lead Schools when you apply you will need both instition and route code as given below:
Robert Bloomfield Academy, Salaried Route, 
UCAS institution code 1CV  Salaried route 2CYJ
Robert Bloomfield Academy, Tuition Fee Route,
UCAS institution code 1CV  TFee route 2CYH


St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School, Salaried Route,  
UCAS code 1T2 Salaried route 2CXJ
St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School, Tuition Fee Route,
UCAS code 1T2 TFee route 2CXH


Our Secondary school direct places on UCAS are listed under our two Lead Schools
Robert Bloomfield Academy, UCAS code 1CV
St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School, UCAS code 1T2