5.1 Stage 1: Expression of interest

You should start by completing the online expression of interest which is detailed later in the guidance. The information you provide will be used to check that you are eligible for the Booster Programme. You will receive an initial phone call from us, and, in most cases, a request that you complete the relevant sections of the Step-by-Step online diagnostic tool. This tool will help us to determine if you are ready to make a full application to the Booster Programme, and which of the three pathways you should apply for.

We will aim to tell you within two weeks if you are eligible and which Pathway you should apply for. This will also be after your initial phone call with us and when you have completed the Step-by-Step assessment, so the turnaround time will depend on your availability and ability to meet requests. 

If you have any questions on the content included within the guidance, please contact the team.