Entry Requirements


A high-quality personal statement is essential as this will demonstrate your potential to teach and your command of the English Language. Applicants will need to demonstrate an understanding of educational issues and have an awareness of what makes teaching effective. The ability to enthuse and motivate pupils is also essential.


For all our programmes you need to have an honours degree. You can apply in your final degree year, any offer would 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 but in some cases this problem may be overcome by a higher degree for example a Masters qualification in a relevant subject area.


There are no requirements for specific A-levels but it’s helpful to list your A Level qualifications in your application.


For all primary programmes you must have the equivalent of GCSE Maths, GCSE English Language and GCSE in a Science at C (Level 4) or above.

Non UK qualifications can often cause delays so please ensure the equivalency can be confirmed as soon as possible through the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC)

Salaried programmes

An employment-based route for high-quality, experienced graduates. Trainees have a timetable allocation and are employed by their training school as an unqualified teacher while they train. Successful completion of the course leads to QTS plus an option to take 30 Masters level credits (Level 7).

Unsalaried programmes

Unsalaried trainees are responsible for tuition fees. Trainees have a more gradual (“soft start”) introduction into teaching. Successful completion of the course leads to QTS plus PGCE award and 60 Masters level credits (Level 7).

Proficiency in Written English and Numeracy

Applicants no longer have to have the ‘DfE Professional Skills tests’ in literacy and numeracy.

Disclosure and Barring Checks

These checks are carried out after an offer is made and need to be satisfactory to enable you to start the programme.
On unsalaried programmes they are administered by our partner university.
On salaried programmes they are administered by the school.