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Course Requirements

The UK Department for Education specifies the minimum qualifications and other statutory requirements that all entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) need to possess.   

St Charles

Qualifications needed

  • An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
  • GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and (for Primary) science, or equivalent qualification.
  • We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
  • We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
  • We offer equivalency tests once applicants have a conditional offer. Each test does incur a cost. Contact us to find out if an existing equivalency test would be accepted.

Other requirements

Following successful interview all conditional offers will include

  • Health and physical capacity to teach standards met (assessed through an occupational health questionnaire)
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Baring Service check (DBS)
  • Satisfactory criminal record check for overseas
  • No prohibition order to teach in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA)  

Non-UK applicants

We are not able to sponsor visas for non-UK applicants.  You should contact the DFE Get into Teaching team who will be able to direct you to providers that can help you.