The course is structured with four days each week on school placement (Mon-Thurs) and each Friday at the University of Bedfordshire’s, Bedford Campus.
We will place you in a school inside our partnership area of Central Bedfordshire and within one hour journey from the Bedford Campus and your term time address.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in biology or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
All suitable applicants will be interviewed and any offer of a place will be subject to receiving DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and medical clearance.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
Financial support from the training provider
A Connolly Foundation bursary of £1000 will be available for any trainee who is accepted onto our Redborne School Direct programme. A further £1000 NQT bursary will be granted to the trainee following their successful completion of the Redborne School Direct programme, and if they secure a first teaching post in a Bedfordshire school.
About the training provider
Redborne Upper School and Community College is the Lead School for the Redborne Teaching Partnership (RTP), School Direct programme.
Our School Direct programme has been running since 2012 and includes primary and secondary phases. Our partnership of schools includes a large number of schools across Central Bedfordshire.
The interview process should take approximately six hours and will consist of a visit to Redborne to meet the School Direct team followed by a formal interview process at the University of Bedfordshire’s, Bedford Campus.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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