Preparing for Application

When you have decided that teaching could be the career for you, it is very important that you prepare yourself fully for the application process.

Below are listed the key actions that will help you in this process.

  • Preferably you have passed the Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy or have them booked for after the interview.
  • Contact a local primary school and arrange to volunteer regularly in order to observe and gain experience of how teaching and learning is organised in a primary school. If you already help out, say as a parent, try and gain additional experience in another context. You will need at least two weeks (10 days) recent experience and a knowledge of the role of the teacher and what the job entails.
  • Read current educational materials e.g. Times Educational Supplement (available on Fridays or Time Online),  and links such as
  • Read the Teachers’ Standards and become familiar with the basis for all initial teacher training.

Visit to gain assistance on what to include within your personal statement.

For further tips on completing your personal statement click HERE

What are we looking for Read this before you write your personal statement!

Provider numbers for HART PGCE Programmes:

HART of Yorkshire SCITT – provider code 25C

Primary (5-11 years) – 2MBY

Primary (5-11 years) – 27Z9

Early Years (3-7 years) – 2VLR


Applications for this course are handled via UCAS.


The quality of the core teaching is so much better than we have experienced elsewhere, we are so fortunate to be part of this programme

2014 Trainee