Have You Got Evidence of …

Degree in a relevant subject (if a Third class, at least 60 credits need to be evidenced at Level 6)

C grade GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics and also Science for Primary applicants
Normally Grade B at A level in relevant subject or standard equivalent
Recent and relevant experience or working with young people with the ability to relate to and engage with young people – if none, do not worry we can help you to gain this either before or after interview, please contact us.
Commitment to a career in teaching
Effective communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Leadership potential

If you meet the criteria or are working towards meeting it, please get in touch.

Find out what Academic and Non-Academic Requirements for teacher training in England can be found here.


For information on subject knowledge enhancement courses if you are applying for teacher training and either your degree is not subject-specific or you lack confidence in your subject please see here.

If English Language is not your first language we will require one of the following, which must be valid at the start of the course, as evidence:

Acceptable English Language Tests

All of the tests in this chart are secure English Language tests (SELTS), taken under test conditions. Please check individual websites for more information and test fees.

  Postgraduate (PGT)
IELTS Academic (UKVI Approved Test) Overall 6.5 with no element below 6.0
IELTS Academic (Standard Test) Overall 6.5 with no element below 5.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based (iBT) Overall score of 90 or above with minimum elements of listening 21, reading 22, 
speaking 23 and writing 21.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Overall score of 176 or above with at least 169 in each element.
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Overall score of 176 or above with at least 169 in each element.
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Scores of 65 or higher with no element lower than 59.
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) (UKVI Approved) ISE Level III with Pass in each element.

If you are unsure about any of these aspects, please contact us for an informal discussion. As we get to know you throughout the application procedure we will give you feedback on any aspects for development and also support you with any you feel you may not be able to demonstrate or achieve at this stage.

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