Entry requirements are specified separately for each programme in the relevant programme information document which you can access via the green button on the course vacancy tables. It is vital that you look in the programme document to check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you wish to apply for. The programme documents also include a section describing the sort of person we are looking for.
For all our programmes you need to have an honours degree, but it is OK to apply in your final degree year – any offer would simply 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 by any of our partner universities but in some cases this problem may be overcome by a higher degree for example a Masters qualification in a relevant subject area.
Commonly there are no requirements for specific A-levels but our Primary with Maths programme requires A-Level Maths at B or above. It is always helpful to list your A Level qualifications in your application, whether or not they are specified as a strict entry requirement.
For all primary programmes you must have GCSE Maths, GCSE English Language and GCSE in a Science at C or above (or Level 5) – or the equivalent of that. Some primary programmes specify the need for at least 5 GCSEs or equivalent. If you don't meet this requirement, please see guidance in our separate tab 'Overseas Qualifications and GCSE Equivalencies'
Those who studied abroad
Please see guidance in our separate tab 'Overseas Qualifications and GCSE Equivalencies'
Something specific for salaried programmes?
Until recently, there was a requirement that anyone applying for a salaried programme had to have at least 3 years full time work experience in any field. This was because the salaried programmes were aimed specifically at career changers. We have now removed this requirement from our salaried programmes but it is important to understand that salaried programmes represent a significant commitment from the host school to fund your training and to pay you a salary and associated benefits such as pension contributions. For this reason, schools will take care to select candidates who they feel have a level of maturity (irrespective of age) to operate as a responsible member of school staff.
DfE Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy
Occupational Health Care Check & Disclosure and Barring Check
These checks are carried out after an offer is made but need to be satisfactory to enable you to start the programme.
- On an unsalaried programmes they are administered by our partner university.
- On a salaried programme they are administered by the school.