Welcome to Alban Federation, where we offer highly personalised, school-based teacher training in St Albans, Harpenden and across Hertfordshire. We offer both Secondary (trainees normally follow a 11-16 programme) and Primary training (trainees will follow a 5-11 programme).

Tuition fees have been set at £6900. Applications via UCAS

Please contact the Federation team by phone (01727 799560 Ext 217) or email via ( if you require further information on any aspect of the application process.

What are the advantages of working with the Alban Federation?

Rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ (2012), Alban Federation has a depth of experience in teacher training, and has established partnerships with a wide spectrum of excellent schools in the region.

All the secondary schools in St Albans and Harpenden are members of Alban Federation and we also work with a number of associate partners in Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. Schools have developed expertise in delivering training and providing the highest level of support to trainees. In the past two years, all trainees have secured employment as NQTs.

Sandringham School in St Albans is the lead school for the partnership and is where the head office for the Alban Federation is located.

Do you qualify?

We are keen to engage with candidates who have a passion for their subject and the learning process, whilst wanting to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. If this describes you, get in touch and let us tell you how you can fulfil yours.

Applications will be accepted from October 2019 when the national window next opens.

Applicants must submit an application form via the DFE portal but should be aware of some other requirements.

A reminder that we require you to have obtained GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or above (or be registered for the appropriate equivalency test) at the time of application. Primary applicants will also require a similar pass in GCSE Science.

The Professional Skills Tests have been removed as a requirement for entrants to the profession. The Federation will complete their own assessment of literacy and numeracy skills as part of the application process.

All applicants who sat examinations overseas must have applied to NARIC for an equivalency check before applying for Federation training.


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