Register your interest and how to apply

Register your Interest

Register your interest by completing the form below

Pre-application research

We are always happy to help and we would encourage you to talk to us; we know how important this decision is for you. We encourage you to register and attend one of our Information Events by completing the above form.

You can find out more information about School Direct options here. 

UCAS application

How to apply

The application process is via UCAS, as all Teacher Training places are, and to apply you need to follow their process. 

  • Go to the website and click on Teacher Training
  • Click on Train to Teach in England 
  • Click on Find Postgraduate Teacher Training or click on this link to go straight to the course search page
  • Search for Dixons Teacher Training (or Bradford Birth to 19 for Primary places) and you will find us.  


Your application will be assessed by the recruitment team and the relevant subject mentor/head of department. 

We are looking for excellent graduates who have enthusiasm, commitment and can offer inspiration to the young people in Bradford, and who will work well as part of a team of highly professional staff in a successful environment.

  • A strong belief in the potential of every child, regardless of background 
  • Excellent academic qualifications: 
  • 2:2 or above in a relevant Degree that is linked to your subject                                
  • Good and relevant A levels that are linked to your subject                                        
  • Solid GCSEs inc. A-C in English & Maths (and A-C Science for Primary) 
  • A passion for teaching and your subject
  • The ability to reflect on feedback and own performance 
  • Resilience, enabling you to make a difference for the students you will teach


If you pass the shortlisting process you will be invited for interview. 

If shortlisted, you will be asked to: 

  • Teach a 20 minute ‘lesson’ to 6-10 Key Stage 3 students
  • Undertake a subject knowledge test (the assessments are designed to initially assess your subject knowledge and your written communication) 
  • Deliver a short presentation on a given topic as part of your formal interview. 
  • You will also have a tour of the school and the opportunity to talk to students from Dixons City Academy. 
  • You will also need to bring in all your Academic Certificates.

Conditional offers

If successful, you will be given a conditional offer, where the conditions will be clearly articulated to you in your letter. 

Some of the key conditions will be that :

  • Have DBS Clearance 
  • Have your Qualifications checked 
  • Confirmed you have the health and physical capacity to start training
  • You must have passed National Skill Tests in both Literacy and Numeracy. Please note that from October 2019, you will no longer need to take the National Skill Tests. Trainees will be benchmarked against a defined set of skills they will be expected to have by the end of their initial teacher training so that prospective teachers meet the high standards of literacy and numeracy required to be a teacher

Subject knowledge enhancement

Some applicants may require or would benefit from a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (SKE), which is available in all shortage subjects. We strongly recommend this as a way of ensuring that you are well equipped and confident to train. Many SKE courses are subsidised nationally. They vary in length and models of learning and include online courses. 

Find more information about SKE courses here.

A directory of available courses can be found here.

Application deadlines

Dixons is committed to finding the very best trainee teachers and so we continue interviewing until we have found them. We will publicise on our website when we have filled all our subject places or when there are no longer places to offer nationally. This is also communicated through UCAS.

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