Eventually I would like to be a Headteacher, although I am in no hurry right now. I have been trying to get an idea of how long the whole process would take. I can find details of the length of the course once you choose a provider and start, but I can't get an idea of how long it might take from the first application until starting the course. Could anyone share their experience of: 1. How did you know the online application process was open? (The website just says the last round has closed) 2. Once your application was sent, how long was it before you heard if you were accepted for the assessment stage? 3. How long does the assessment stage take? 4. Once you heard you had passed stage 2, was there a delay in being able to choose a provider?