Personalised high-quality initial teacher training in Bradford

How do I apply for initial teacher training?

For those looking to train to be a teacher from September 2018, opened on the 26th October 2017 for applicants to submit their application to us. We can tell you more during our free local briefing events.

The easiest way to find our programmes on UCAS for you to apply for is by searching for the UCAS provider code as given below.

You can then apply for the programme(s) that you’d like to join using the UCAS programme codes:

  • Exceed SCITT (UCAS provider code 2EY), Bradford or Leeds – fee-funded/unsalaried for the Bradford and Leeds Hub: UCAS programme code 33HW (choose campus B for the Bradford Hub and L for the Leeds Hub) for the 3-7 and 5-11 programmes
  • Exceed Partnership (UCAS provider code 278), Bradford – salaried: UCAS programme code 33HK for the 3-17 and 5-11 programmes
  • Westerton Partnership (UCAS provider 2ER), Leeds – fee-funded/unsalaried: UCAS programme code 328W for the 3-7 programme or 328X for the age 5-11 programme
  • Bradford South Partnership (UCAS provider code 2FA) – fee-funded/unsalaried: UCAS programme code 35RG for the 3-7 and 5-11 programmes

There’s loads for you to be doing now too:

Don’t just rely on our website: meet us!

Make sure you attend one of our briefing events and visit one or more of our schools. Our website and social media accounts are helpful, but there’s nothing better than meeting our team, our children, our school leaders and seeing the schools in which you could train. I think we’ll wow you!

Work experience

Also, get your work experience underway. We can help. You need at least two-weeks high-quality school-based experience. The more you can do the better.

Qualification certificates

If you’ve lost or misplaced any of your qualification certificate, reorder them. Contact your school or university and look at the governments guidance on how to do this. We can’t accept photocopies. We need to see the original certificate.


We’ll need to see original identification, such as your valid passport (make sure it hasn’t expired) or birth certificate. Make sure you have original copies (we can’t accept photocopies).

Practice your English and maths (don’t underestimate this!)

As soon as you’ve applied for initial teacher training you can apply to sit the Professional Skills Tests. They aren’t easy! Get revision, especially your quick-fire mental maths. We’ll be putting on support sessions for successful applicants. Failing the Professional Skills Tests is the main reason applicants fail to take-up their training place. You get three attempts to pass each test. If you fail one of the tests three times then you can’t train to be a teacher for at least two years. Harsh, but that’s the reality. Take it seriously; revise NOW!

Children playing at one of our Exceed schools

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