Applying for our programme

All our applicants need to apply via DfE Apply. To select us as a provider applicants need to search for AA Teamworks West Yorkshire SCITT, with the institution code 2AT.

Within the application form all applicants need to provide the contact details of two referees – we recommend that you have one professional referee (ideally from your previous employer) and one academic referee, usually your university tutor. If you have spent some time in a school, it may be beneficial to have a reference from the class teacher that you worked with or the school’s Headteacher. We advise all of our applicants to speak to their referees to gain permission to use their details, and to advise them that we will be in touch to request a reference if your application is successful.

Please also make sure you include details of all your qualifications in your application (not just the statutory ones) and all employment history, not just that relating to experience in schools.

If you would like to come along and have a chat about becoming a teacher and training with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us and keep a look out for our upcoming ‘Get Into Teaching’ events on our Facebook, Twitter or Eventbrite!

International applicants – we welcome applications from anyone that is eligible to study in the UK. As a SCITT we are not eligible to register as a Tier 4 Visa Sponsor so unfortunately cannot accept applications from international students from outside the EU who don’t already have the required right to study in the UK.

Please visit the Government site Get into Teaching for more help on applying to teach in the UK.

Safeguarding Children and Young People

AA Teamworks West Yorkshire SCITT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, trainee teachers and everyone involved in Teamworks SCITT shares this commitment and are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment at all times.

Appointment to any of our QTS programmes will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:

  • Identity
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, including a check of the Children’s Barred List
  • Relevant work qualifications
  • Health/fitness to train screening (confidentially through a third-party occupational health company)
  • Satisfactory references
  • An online search.

A start date for successful applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained.

Please note that the DBS check will reveal all convictions, reprimands, cautions and bindovers even if considered spent within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. There is a DBS Code of Practice which governs this process, a copy of which can be found at DBS code of practice – GOV.UK

Equalities Statement

We are committed to providing opportunities on a fair basis to every applicant who meets our selection criteria. No applicant shall receive less favourable treatment because of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, marital status, parental status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

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