Useful Links and Information
Teach Kent and Sussex

Useful Links and Information

DfE Apply

To apply to teach all applicants need to apply through the Department of Education Apply service.

Applications will be submitted directly to us once you have completed these on the portal. There is no charge for using this service. Updates to the progress of your application will appear on the DfE Apply portal. Further information can be found at https://www.apply-for-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/candidate


Get into Teaching website

To help support your application a wealth of information can be found on the Government website https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ including application advice and has details of deadlines and opening dates. Teach Kent & Sussex typically keep our applications open until at least July before training starts in September.


Student Finance

Student Finance England is the organisation that arranges student loans and maintenance grants for students in England. Eligible Welsh, Scottish or Northern Ireland nationals / residents should alternatively apply through their respective Student Finance organisation and may receive alternative grant funding.

For further information on financial support please go to the ‘Get into teaching’ website funding section.


Tax-free bursaries and scholarships

There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available to support you in your training year. Details of bursaries and scholarships available to support your training can be found through the Get into Teaching website.

If applicable to you we would encourage applicants to apply for the scholarships as this will not only fund you more generously the subject association will give you access to a range of helpful resources and training to support you during your training year.


School Experience

Undertaking relevant school experience can be an important part of you deciding whether to train to teach. Whilst evidence of school experience is not a decisive factor in our selection process we are always happy to facilitate school experience visits. If you would like further information please contact either Louise Benford or Kelda Dublon at [email protected]


UK ENIC – for those with overseas qualifications

We ask that anyone applying to Teach Kent & Sussex who holds overseas qualifications contacts ENIC (enic.org.uk) for a statement of comparability. This should be done in advance of interview and must be done before an offer can be confirmed. ENIC will confirm that the level of the qualification studied is comparable to the public examinations taken at GCSE level and studies at UK undergraduate degree level.

Please note that there is a charge per standard application, but multiple qualifications can be made on one application and therefore most applicants need only apply once.


Support for career changers

To support those considering a career change into teaching we work in partnership with Now Teach. Now Teach provide additional bespoke support at application stage as well as during the training year to support the particular needs of career changers.


Subject knowledge enhancement

Some applicants are offered places to train to teach with us but need to undertake a subject knowledge enhancement course to ensure they are fully prepared to start their training course. Teach Kent & Sussex normally work with either the University of Sussex or the TES institute to provide these courses.