Always check with your training provider for their specific requirements and deadlines. Generally for those doing teacher training the following are required before commencement, and those with “conditional acceptance” on a course should check the deadlines.
- You’ll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
- You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C/4 or above in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics (or grade B/6 or above if you’re applying in Wales or some training providers in Scotland).
- If you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-11 (early years /primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4 or above in a GCSE science subject exam.
If you haven’t achieved the required GCSEs, there is option of passing a GCSE Equivalency Test.
If you studied outside the UK, check the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree. In most instances you will still require a UK GCSE equivalent such as an equivalency test.