Please find below information about The Grand Union Training Partnership's Recruitment and Selection procedures.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply The Grand Union Training Partnership you can do so through the UCAS Teacher Training route (formerly GTTR) at www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training.

Alternatively, or whilst you are completing your UCAS application, you could complete our eligibility Application Form and return it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This form will enable us to establish if you meet our entry criteria and may lead to an interview.

If you are applying via the UCAS route use the Department for Education’s, “Find postgraduate teacher training,” to select either ‘The Grand Union Training Partnership’ (G60) or, alternatively, if there are no vacancies for your subject under that provider select our Lead school ‘Sponne School’ (1PJ). Please note that there is a fee attached to applications via UCAS.

We require applicants to have a GCSE grade C or Level 4 or above in Maths and English. In exceptional circumstances there is the opportunity for applicants to sit an equivalency test. It is also a requirement to have a degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above. Assessment Only applicants or Primary must also have a GCSE grade C or Level 4 or above in a Science. The course tuition fees have been set at £9,000 and you may apply for a Student Tuition Fee Loan which will cover the cost of your tuition fees plus you can also apply for a Student Maintenance Loan. You may be entitled to a bursary depending upon the subject you are training to teach and your degree classification.

You will also be required to have passed the Professional Skills Tests (both Numeracy and Literacy) to qualify to start the course. For further information on these tests, please visit http://sta.education.gov.uk

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Contact Information

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Sponne School

Brackley Road

Towcester

Northamptonshire

NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext 253

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UCAS Course Codes

Below is a list of the course codes to select from when submitting an application on UCAS.

Both G60 Core places and Sponne School 1PJ School Direct trainees are recruited and trained by The Grand Union Training Partnership in exactly the same way (different codes are only used to help with the data analysis undertaken by UCAS).

NB: The UCAS system also allows you to pick one of our partnership schools with a campus code. This does not mean that you will be placed at this school, as the GUTP arranges the placements for all successful applicants.

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Course Name

GUTP (G60) Core places

Sponne (1PJ) School Direct

Biology

2CKD

237N

Business

2CKG

236D

Chemistry

F2X1

237R

Computer Science

2H5K

2LRV

English

Q3X1

236N

French

R1X1

237F

Geography

2H5D

2LRW

German

R2X1

2374

History

V1X1

236T

Maths

G1X1

236Y

Physics

F3X2

237S

Physical Education

225B

237W

Spanish

23BN

237K

     

Primary

 

24DG

 

 

NB: The UCAS system also allows you to pick one of our partnership schools with a campus code. This does not mean that you will be placed at this school, as the GUTP arranges the placements for all successful applicants.

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