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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements, as set by the Department for Education, are:

  • A UK honours degree preferably at classification 2:2 or above or a recognised equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. (Get in touch to find out more about equivalency qualifications)
  • For the secondary courses you must have a degree in the subject (or in a related subject) you wish to teach. 
  • GCSE English, maths (and science – for primary only) at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

We are looking for candidates who have the potential to teach with a passion for their subject, have sound subject knowledge and an understanding of the educational context in the U.K.

You should have good written English and be able to demonstrate resilience, enthusiasm, confidence, the ability to be reflective and emotional intelligence. We expect you to be aware of the professionalism required to teach and demonstrate your empathy and understanding when considering how a child develops.

Previous experience of working in schools, other learning settings or with young people that shows your understanding of how children learn, will also help your application. We encourage applications from those who are looking for a career change. Whatever your background, we know that everyone brings a different set of skills and experiences. What matters most is your passion for teaching and your willingness to learn.

Get school experience to help with your application

If you are looking to get some school experience and would like a taste of what it’s like to work as a teacher then come along to our ‘Get School Experience’ days.

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