Entry Criteria


In order to apply for a place on our courses you must have:

  • A UK undergraduate degree (grade 2:2 or above) or a recognized equivalent qualification * (Usually, at least 50% of your degree should be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach. However, applicants who have a relevant degree in a non-related subject but have significant work experience relevant to the subject they wish to teach may also be considered.)
  • A grade 4/C GCSE in English and Mathematics, or equivalent *
  • A grade 4/C GCSE in a Science subject, or equivalent * if you intend to train to teach at Primary level
  • If you intend to train to teach Primary with Mathematics, you will need a B or above at A-level in Maths or Maths-related subject

* UK ENIC verification is required for all overseas degree and GCSE equivalent qualifications. You can check your overseas qualifications at the UK ENIC website.

If you are not sure about eligibility, please contact us to arrange a phone conversation about your situation.

You can also read more about eligibility on the Get Into Teaching website.

If English is not your first language we will require you to gain an IELTS Academic overall score of 6.5 and also take a GCSE English equivalency test.

Subject knowledge for secondary teaching

This is called IELTS (Academic)  (International English Language Testing System, Academic Test) and is an internationally recognized system for demonstrating fluency in English (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

If using IELTS for English GCSE equivalence then we require an overall score of 6.5.   

Usually we require at least 50% of your degree to be in the subject you want to teach however this is not an absolute rule. You may have relevant work experience to add to your degree or further study in a closely related area. If unsure please ask.

There are a number of Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses that will help if you feel the need to refresh your subject knowledge. We can discuss these programmes at interview and they may receive funding from Department for Education.

Primary with mathematics

You may be interested in following a primary course with additional maths specialism. Please discuss this at interview if you would like towards being a maths/numeracy lead in a primary school in the future.