Entry Requirements

Original certificates of your degree and GCSE qualifications are required at interview stage. Please make sure these are to hand otherwise you will need to contact the exam board to obtain a certified copy.

Entry Requirements

Original certificates of your degree and GCSE qualifications are required at interview stage. Please make sure these are to hand otherwise you will need to contact the exam board to obtain a certified copy.

GCSEs

All entrants need to have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4* in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics, and that all who intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-11 additionally have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 in the GCSE examination in a science subject.

* To view the equivalent of grades awarded under the new GCSE grading structure please click here

Level 2 Adult Numeracy and Literacy
Qualifications in key numeracy and literacy and functional skills in mathematics and English at level 2 are not equivalent to GCSEs in terms of breadth of content.

How to get a replacement Exam Certificate.If you have lost your GCSE certificates or your original exam Board not longer exists please click here to find out how to go about applying for a Certified Statement of Results.

Please click here for more information

Degree

A UK first degree (or equivalent)

Primary SCITT Tuition and Salaried PGCE courses:

  • Honours Degree, normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points)

Secondary SCITT Tuition and Salaried PGCE courses:

  • First degree, normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points). Usually at least 50% should be in the subject you wish to teach.

Professional Skills Tests

  • You will need to pass numeracy and literacy tests before you commence our course. Please register for these tests as soon as possible. More information can be found here.

Overseas Qualifications

If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, you can visit the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are considered to be equivalent to UK GCSEs and degrees. Please note that the onus is on you to prove that your qualifications are equivalent and you must include a NARIC statement with your application verifying this.

School Experience

Arranging some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. It will also strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews.

The School Experience Programme (SEP) is arranged by DfE and you should be able to find an opportunity local to you.

During your placement you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • talk to teachers about day-to-day school life
  • observe teaching and pastoral work
  • Watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught

All of this will give you valuable insight and a great focus point for your application and interviews. As part of your placement, a Disclosure and Barring Service check may be required – this will be organised by the school.

Joining the School Experience Programme is simple and straightforward. Please visit: SEP

For more info on what you need to train with CTG, contact us today!

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