You will need
A GCSE (or standard equivalent) at Grade C/Level 5 in English Language or English and Mathematics.
A grade C in English Literature only is not considered equivalent.
A UK first degree or equivalent qualification
A strong level of subject knowledge is required to be an effective teacher. For this we look for you to have a relevant qualification – such as a degree or A-Level. Some professional qualification may be considered. Ideally, trainees have a 2:2 classification or better, but we have a strong history of supporting applicants from a range of educational and career backgrounds. Get in touch if you are unsure if you could apply, as we will be happy to advise.
Resilience and Determination
Training to be a teacher is a great experience, but one that requires an openness to learning. We want individuals who are ready for that challenge and to help make a difference for young people.
Strong Subject Knowledge
Subject knowledge is crucial. It can come from a range of experiences – degree, A-Levels or industry experience. You DO NOT necessarily need a degree that is connected, but you DO need the subject knowledge to inspire and lead a class. We can support with our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses. Get in touch to find out how we could help.
A passion to Improve Lives
Most importantly, we want those individuals who want to get into teaching to make the lives of young people better. Is that you?