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How to Apply and Further Information

Candidates should apply via UCAS. If successful, you will be invited to interview here or in one of our partnership schools. Candidates will be advised of the interview format in advance, which is likely to include a teaching session, short academic tasks and a formal interview. Applicants who are successful at interview will be offered a conditional place. 

What you study

In addition to your school based training, you will also benefit from approximately 20 centre- based training days including:

  • Reading, writing and phonics
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Effective Planning
  • Theories of Learning
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Working with children with special needs
  • Working with children with English as an additional language
  • Voice work


We encourage all our trainees to study for their PGCE during the training year and meet the cost of this on your behalf. The PGCE demonstrates that you have critically engaged with the research and knowledge base which underpins professional practice. 


A link tutor from Teaching London will support your development and visit you regularly in school to observe your teaching. You will also be assigned a school-based Mentor who will meet with you each week to monitor and discuss your progress. 


Once you have qualified, you will be eligible to apply for a job in the school where you train or in another Primary school. 

If you would like further information on our training programmes, please call Teaching London: LDBS SCITT on 0207 932 1126, or visit the website: www.teachinglondon.org 

Teaching London: LDBS SCITT run a series of Open Information events and Teaching Taster Days throughout the year. These are to offer further information about the programme, the application process and interview expectations. Complete the online form to register for one of these events.

Full details can be found at http://www.teachinglondon.org/train-to-teach/

Would you rather teach at Secondary level?

Teaching London also offer secondary training opportunities: find out more here.