How to Apply

You can apply to train to teach now on the DfE website. Search our course codes. Primary 3-7 code: 328W or Primary 5-11 code: 328X

Entry Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a Primary School Teacher, you should consider applying for work experience opportunities in primary schools. Having this experience helps you to develop your understanding of the classroom environment and can also help you to learn more about developing a rapport with children and adults in the school setting. 

All applicants are required, by the start of the programme in September in 2023, to have the following:

  • GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at grade C (grade 4) or above. An equivalency qualification/test is acceptable. Visit the equivalency testing website for more information about this. 
  • A degree in any national curriculum/relevant subject at 2:2 or above.
  • Applicants must complete forms requesting an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Morley Exceed Partnership believes safeguarding children is the number one priority. We are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of all of our stakeholders and we expect all staff, trainee teachers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Robust and rigorous recruitment and selection processes are in place to safeguard the children in our schools. Our policies and procedures enable us to better deter, detect and reject people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuitable to work with them.  

Successful applicants for ITT will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), Fitness/Health Questionnaire, provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications. In some circumstances online checks are also completed.

All applicants that have spent more than 3 months (working or living) outside the UK in the last five years, will be expected to provide a police check from those countries as evidence of good conduct. 

Applying Through the Department for Education

The official site for all applicants looking to complete School Direct ITT facilitated by the DfE. We would recommend that you apply as soon as you have made your decision to teach because the demand for ITT places is high. 


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The Application Process

Once we receive your application through the DfE website, we will aim to quickly let you know if you have provided a successful application and you could be invited to an interview selection day. When you submit your application, we have a 20-day decision-making process between the Morley Exceed Partnership and Exceed SCITT. Applicants who are successful at interview and are offered a place on the course have ten days to accept their place.


Useful Course Information
Morley Exceed Partnership offers a fully school-based PGCE programme in collaboration with Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools. We are offering two programmes for 2023/24:
Primary 3-7 (UCAS Course Code 328W)            Primary 5-11 (UCAS Course Code 328X)
Tuition Fees and Loans
Morley Exceed Partnership tuition fees are currently £9250. You will not have to pay these tuition fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan, to cover the cost of the tuition fees, from the government. Some students are also able to apply for a maintenance loan to help with living costs.
English and EU students can apply and find out more information at This website also has a calculator which gives you an estimate of what you will receive to support you in your studies.


Students in other UK countries can apply at:
- Scottish students
- Welsh students
- Northern Irish students
Bursaries 2023-24
Training bursaries are available for eligible UK and EU students during School Direct courses that start on or after 1st September 2022. Unfortunately, there are no bursaries available for Primary Teacher Training.  
The bursaries are given by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to UK and EU students only and depend on which ITT course subject you are studying and the degree you currently hold. For more information on this, visit the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) website.