Entry requirements will be similar to those for Primary teaching and applicants, a degree in any discipline and GCSEs (or standard equivalents - these do not include the level2 awards in adult numeracy and literacy) in maths, English and a science subject. Some 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.
Applicants need to have successfully passed the Professional Skills Tests prior to commencing their course.
Applying/searching for courses
Some providers manage their applications via UCAS will accept direct applicatios; so check prospectuses and school websites for details of how to apply. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has a list of current providers on its website which acts as a useful starting point for finding training places in your local area. Their website is included on our Suggested Links on this page.
Courses leading to the Early Years Teacher Status are currently funded by the National College of Teaching and Leadership. There are also bursaries available and these are in line with those for Primary teacher trainees.