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:

Further changes to decline by default (DBD) and reject by default (RBD) dates

On 20 March we confirmed that all rolling decision-making deadlines had been put on hold for four weeks. As we continue to monitor the situation with regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have reviewed these decision-making dates again.

UCAS Teacher Training and the Department for Education (DfE) have agreed that all reject by default and decline by default dates will now be paused by a further six weeks, which means that no offers will be declined or applications rejected until Monday 1 June. This is to ensure that you have enough time to consider applications, and applicants are able to consider any offers they receive.

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

Applicants with RBD/DBD dates between 20 April and 31 May

  • You’ll have until 31 May to make decisions for these applicants.
  • Applicants will have until 31 May 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 affected applicants about this change by email.

Applicants who have RBD dates after 31 May

  • You’ll have an extra six weeks to make decisions for these applicants.
  • The RBD dates will be updated in Track and web-link.
  • We will email affected applicants, asking 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 20 April and 31 May

  • The 40-day RBD timeframe will start from 1 June, so you’ll need to make decisions for these applicants by 24 July.
  • Track will show the updated date for applicants.

If it’s necessary for us to extend these dates further, we’ll email you to let you know.

More updates from UCAS: Click here