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Entry Criteria

We welcome applications from all candidates, including mature graduates, those from ethnic minority groups and those with disabilities.

To begin a teacher training programme in England all applicants should have achieved:-

  • A first degree (preferably 2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification granted by a United Kingdom Institution or an equivalent degree or other qualificaton granted by a foreign institution
  • A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and mathematics (or a recognised equivalent qualification)
  • A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (C) in a GCSE science subjetct for those who intend to teach pupils aged 3 to 11 (or a recognised equivalent qualification)

Prior experience in a school is not required although this may be particulary useful to ensure you have decided that teaching is the right career path for you.  School Direct Salaried applicants must have 3 years work experience following graduation.

Overseas Qualifications

For candidates that have studied outside of the UK their overseas qualifications must be checked for comparability by the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC).  To find out whether qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK degrees, A levels and GCSEs please contact NARIC direct www.naric.org.uk

Candidates without English, Maths or Science GCSEs

For those candidates that do not hold the equivalent certification for GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above will be required to complete equivalency testing before commencing the course.  The cost of this must be borne by the candidate.  Further information can be found at www.equivalencytesting.com