You need a standard equivalent to a grade C/4 (New GCSE's Grades) in GCSE English and mathematics. If you want to teach primary, you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4 in a science GCSE. Some teacher training providers ask for higher GCSE grades, so read the course prospectus carefully. If you don't have the required GCSEs, check whether the teacher training provider will view your qualifications as equivalent. Some may accept equivalency tests. Alternatively, study and take the GCSE examination. Further education (FE) colleges/adult education centres and distance learning institutions often run one-year GCSE evening or day classes.
- 2.1 degree or above, 300 UCAS points (or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
- Have a degree or A-levels that satisfy their Teaching subject requirements.
- Grade C/4 (or equivalent) in GCSE Maths and English (Grade C/4 in one Science GCSE is also required for Primary teaching eligibility)
- Flexibility to work anywhere within their regions
Professional Skills Tests
You no longer need to complete Professional Skills Tests prior to being accepted onto Initial Teacher Training. Instead, trainees will be assured against a set of fundamental Maths and English skills by the end of their initial teacher training, and given additional support to strengthen these if needed.