Frequently asked questions
- What if I don’t have English or Maths at grade C (level 4) or above (or science for primary teaching)?
You can still apply for teacher training, but we will require you to pass an equivalency test before we confirm any offer that we make.
Please click here for more information: www.equivalencytesting.com/
- What if I am applying from abroad?
If you studied abroad and do not have an English GCSE as you studied it as a second language, you can sit the IELTS test. Our minimum requirement is for an overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 for Reading and 6.0 for Writing.
Please click here for more information:https://www.ielts.org/
- What if I would like to teach in a subject that I do not have a degree in or if it is a long time that I sat my degree?
If you are going to train to be a teacher in a subject which was not the main focus of your degree, or if you sat your degree a long time ago, we may recommend that you take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course prior to starting your teacher training. These courses are designed to top up or refresh your subject knowledge and are fully funded. They vary in duration and can be done online, so you can find a course that suits you.
SKEs are only available for the following subjects: maths, physics, languages, biology, chemistry, computing, English, geography and design and technology.
It is not possible to sign up for an SKE until you have received an offer of a teacher training place for next year from us.
Click here for more information: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/teacher-training-routes/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske-courses