Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Thinking about training to teach?

Teaching is a highly rewarding career. By choosing to become a teacher, you’ll be choosing to work in a dynamic environment, shaping the minds of the next generation. Each day will be different and you’ll gain a great deal of satisfaction in helping your pupils to grow and develop.

Our Lead Partner is the University of Warwick

Coventry and Central Warwickshire Teaching School Hub are a Lead Partner of the University of Warwick and we offer a Partner-Led route into teaching. We work with a range of primary, secondary and specialist settings to recruit trainee teachers. You will spend most of your time in your base school, attending training sessions at the University of Warwick with some additional days training in school.  You will also spend time teaching in a second contrasting school as part of the programme, in line with the requirements of Initial Teacher Training  


Applications for September 2024 will close on Monday 1st July 2024.

Our available courses can be found using the Department for Education’s ‘Find’ postgraduate teacher training service:

Primary and Secondary Subjects

We offer a broad range of secondary school subjects and a general Primary (Key Stage 1 and 2) programme.

We have vacancies in the following subjects across our partner schools for 2023-24:

  • Primary: in schools across Coventry, Rugby, Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth.
  • Secondary: Coventry, Rugby and Leamington  

Use provider code 1GH to search for our range of programmes.


Tuition Fees

Our programmes are tuition fee routes into teaching. These programmes are open to graduates and the trainee pays the university a tuition fee (please note that many trainees qualify for bursaries or scholarships).

The University of Warwick’s PGCE tuition fee for the academic year 2023-24 is £9,250. The amount of bursary or scholarship typically depends on the subject that you wish to teach and degree class held, but for example:

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be entitled to a substantial Bursary or Scholarship - amounts are dependent on your chosen subject. To check how much you might be eligible for follow this link for the most up to date information – Funding Options for Trainee Teachers

You may also be eligible for a tuition fee or maintenance loan – contact Student Finance England for further information.


Qualification outcome

All our Warwick University programmes lead to the award of QTS and an additional academic (Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE) qualification with Master’s level credits.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Before you apply, please check that you will have the following by the time you start the course:


  • Minimum of a second class (2:2) honours degree.
  • Grade C/Level 4 or above in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent).


  • Minimum of a second class (2:2) honours degree in the subject you wish to teach or that is relevant to your chosen subject.
  • Grade C/Level 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent).


If you are intending to use equivalency tests, we recommend you contact the University of Warwick admissions team prior to application to ensure that they meet the entry criteria

You must meet this entry requirements by the time you commence the course.

Before starting your course you must also pass an occupational health check and a criminal record (DBS) check.

How do I apply?

All applications must be made online through GOV.UK APPLY.   Applications open on Tuesday 10th October 2023.  Use provider code 1GH to find our programmes.

Your application

We recommend that you have some experience in mainstream UK schools before applying. Whilst not compulsory, this will give you a flavour for your potential future career, and help you write your application.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • A passion for working with young people across the primary phase and curriculum
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Self-awareness and resilience
  • A sense of humour!


We recommend including the following in your application:

  • Why you want to become a teacher
  • Any teaching experience or general experience in schools
  • Other work with young people
  • The skills and abilities you can bring to teaching
  • Details about your subject knowledge


What happens once I have applied?

Applications are processed initially by Coventry and Central Warwickshire Teaching School Hub and the University of Warwick.

Please check your emails regularly, as invitations for interview will be sent via email.

  • Interviews are usually held at the school which you have applied to.
  • Typically, the selection process will last approximately half a day, during which you will attend an interview, conduct a short teaching task, complete a brief numeracy and literacy test, meet members of the department or school team you will be working with and tour the school. For Secondary applicants there may also be a discussion or task relating to your chosen subject.
  • If you are successful at interview, you will be informed by APPLY and by us directly.

Further information

If you would like to contact us about our ITT programme please email: 

More information on our courses with specific partners:

The University of Warwick

 For more general information on ITT please visit the Department for Education website.