To make an application for a Schools Direct place with the Odyssey Teaching School Alliance please:

  1. Go to the UCAS TT website or the DfE Apply for Teacher Training - you can apply by either system
  2. Register with your chosen site (UCAS or DfE)
  3. Complete your online application
  4. Select your lead school, please use the institution code 1ZB for Odyssey
  5. Course codes are as follows : -

  6. Submit your completed form

Please do contact us at if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.

Hints & Tips on applying for Teacher Training:

Be positive that teaching is what you really want to do. Although exceptionally rewarding, it can often be challenging and not something to enter into lightly.

 If you haven’t already done so, gaining experience in a teaching environment will be invaluable.  Why not register for an Odyssey Taster Day or for the DfE School Experience Programme ?

Mention any experience in schools in your application as it shows your commitment and dedication to your chosen career path.

Ensure that all the details are correct on your form; check it twice and then ask someone else to check it. Think carefully about what you write in your personal statement. You only have one chance to make a first impression, make it count!

Check that the referees you provide for a reference, are happy to do so before stating that we may contact them.