Entry requirements are specified separately for each course. These are included in the relevant course information document which you can access via the buttons in our vacancy table. It is vital that you look in the programme document to check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you wish to apply for. The programme documents also include a section describing the sort of person we are looking for. We set out a general overview below.
For all our programmes you need to have an honours degree, but it is OK to apply in your final degree year – any offer would simply be conditional upon you getting a degree at a specific level before the course commences.
For primary programmes, the subject of the degree is less relevant than for a secondary programme.
Third class degrees are not accepted by any of our partner universities but in some cases this problem may be overcome by a higher degree for example a Masters qualification in a relevant subject area.
For all primary programmes you must have GCSE Maths, GCSE English Language and GCSE in a Science at C/4 – or the equivalent of that. If you don't meet this requirement, please see guidance in our separate tabs 'Overseas Qualifications' if that applies, and 'GCSE Equivalencies'.
Those who studied abroad
Please see guidance in our separate tabs 'Overseas Qualifications' and 'GCSE Equivalencies'.
Something specific for salaried programmes?
It is important to understand that salaried programmes represent a significant commitment from the host school to fund your training and to pay you a salary and associated benefits such as pension contributions. For this reason, schools will take care to select candidates who they feel have a level of maturity (irrespective of age) to operate as a responsible member of school staff.
Occupational Health Care Check & Disclosure and Barring Check
These checks are carried out after an offer is made but need to be satisfactory to enable you to start the programme.
- On an unsalaried programmes they are administered by our partner university.
- On a salaried programme they are administered by the school.