Applying to our School Direct courses during COVID-19

Trinity Teaching School Alliance are following all guidelines from the Government during this difficult time. You can still apply to our courses (except salaried) through UCAS, but we will carry out an online interview process instead.

The online interview process will include:

  • a task
  • online tests
  • an interview with presentation
  • for creative subjects only, a subject portfolio

An information pack will be sent out to support applicants through this.

Why have salaried courses for Trinity TSA closed?

We have made the decision to close salaried courses as our schools cannot interview during this time.

UCAS notice regarding guidelines for default dates:

Changes to decline by default (DBD) and reject by default (RBD) dates.

Following recent developments around COVID-19 and the announcement of the closure of schools, we continue to work closely with the Department for Education (DfE) and have taken the decision to put the rolling UCAS Teacher Training and DfE Apply for Teacher Training decision-making deadlines on hold for four weeks. From today (20/3/2020), all RBDs and DBDs will be paused until 20 April at the earliest – this means that during this time, no offers will be automatically declined, or applications automatically rejected.

Below are details of what this means for UCAS Teacher Training applicants, based on where they are in the application cycle.

Applicants with RBD/DBD dates between 23 March and 19 April

  • You’ll have until 20 April to make decisions for these applicants.
  • Applicants will have until 20 April to reply to offers they’ve received, if their DBD date is within this period.
  • Track will show the extended dates for applicants, but this may take around seven days to update. We’re also telling them about this change by email, so they have the information straightaway.

Applicants who have RBD dates after 19 April

  • You’ll have an extra four weeks to make decisions for these applicants.
  • The RBD dates will be updated in Track and web-link.
  • We will email these applicants, telling them to check Track to see the new RBD date.
  • The DfE will email applicants who have applied through their new Apply service, to tell them about the changes.

Applicants who apply between 23 March and 19 April

  • The 40-day RBD timeframe will start from 20 April, so you’ll need to make decisions for these applicants by 15 June.
  • Track will show the updated date for applicants.

If it’s necessary for us to extend these dates further, we will update this page to let you know.

More updates from UCAS: Click here