About Department for Education
- Prior experience in a school is not required prior to interview, but if you have been able to gain experience in schools, providers might find reports from those schools helpful. Equally, if you believe you have other transferrable experience, such as volunteering, you should share this.
- There is no requirement for a face-to-face interview. These can take place electronically, ideally by Skype or similar. Documentation such as degree and GCSE certificates may be scanned and sent electronically.
- If you are eligible for a bursary/scholarship/student finance, this is still available to you. The information in the Funding My Training section of the website remains valid.
The Department for Education is responsible for children's services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The department is also home to the Government Equalities Office. We work to provide children's services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.