Who is the course open to?

  • The course is open to one pair of 16-18 year old students in post-16 education per school/college, studying any subject and from any ethnic or religious background.
  • In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the course is open to all schools. In England, the course is open to students and teachers in state schools.
  • Due to the intensive nature of the course, each school/college must send two students to enable them to support one another throughout the process.
  • Consortiums and sixth forms with more than 300 students can request to be added to the reserve list for an additional two places.
  • Spaces are limited and if oversubscribed we may not be able to offer places to your school/college.
  • A very limited number of teacher places are available. Please be aware that if offered a teacher place your Local Authority (LA) may require you to act as a contact point for other schools within your LA.
  • Participating teachers are required to attend all parts of the course. Teachers will be allocated after student places have been confirmed.