Train to Teach at Swindon Academy

How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more about training to teach with United Learning, please contact  Daria on  To apply for the programme, complete our eligibility form on the United Teaching website at Should we wish to progress your application we will invite you in for an assessment day.

Please note, should your application be successful, you will need to complete a UCAS application to formally accept your place. The codes you will need to complete this application are available here 

About United Learning

Swindon Academy is part of United Learning, a national group of schools working to bring out the best in everyone.  At United Learning we’re an ambitious and growing group of primary and secondary schools across England, spanning the state and independent sectors.  Our focus is simple and unswerving – to provide an excellent education to all our pupils. Swindon Academy offers the opportunity to train in either the Primary or Secondary Phase.  

Training While You Teach

United Teaching is the initial teacher training programme, run by United Learning that offers the opportunity for you to train to be a teacher.  Allowing you to teach from day one enables you to get the teaching qualifications you need without going back to university and without delaying the start of your career.  You can train for a PGCE as well, earning 60 Masters-level credits along the way.

By training with United Teaching you will:

  • Be able to achieve the professional qualifications necessary for a career in teaching
  • Be part of world-class training led by outstanding schools, with sessions delivered by national educationalists
  • Receive individual support and mentoring from our teachers of excellence
  • Have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience with your choice of primary or secondary schools
  • Have access to continuous professional development beyond your initial training period
  • Enjoy a structured pathway throughout your career at United Learning