Entry Requirements

In order to become a qualified teacher in the UK, you must meet certain academic criteria set by the UK Government.

Essential Entry Requirements

You will require the following to train on our postgraduate programme

  • a standard equivalent to a Grade 4 (Grade C or above) in GCSE examinations in English Language / Literature and mathematics 
  • for primary applicants you will also require a standard equivalent to a Grade 4 (Grade C or above) in GCSE examination in a science subject
  • hold a first degree (honours) of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification.
  • proof of eligibility for funding

Applicants must be in possession of appropriate prior qualifications including GCSE grade 4 or above in English (or English Language / Literature) and Mathematics.

Applicants who are otherwise suitable for ITT but, for whatever reason, have not successfully achieved a GCSE Grade 4 may be given an opportunity to show that they can nevertheless meet the required standard by taking an equivalence test, these are available through either Equivalency Testing or A* Star Equivalency.  Please note Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications are NOT accepted as equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with non-UK secondary school qualifications will be required to demonstrate equivalence with UK GCSE standards through UK ENIC.

Applicants will be required to cover any costs incurred through equivalency testing or UK ENIC.

Applicants must hold an honours degree of a UK university, higher education institution or an acceptable equivalent at 2.2 or above.

For Secondary applicants their degree should include a minimum content of 50% which is directly related to the subject which they are training to teach. If their degree is not in the subject specialism we encourage applicants to contact us to discuss their application on an individual basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge for the age range they intend to teach and we often make offers which are conditional upon a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course being completed.

Applicants with a non-UK degree will be required to demonstrate equivalence with UK standards through UK ENIC.

IMPORTANT:  All applicants must be able to provide original certificates of academic and equivalent qualifications.

Safeguarding, DBS and Occupational Health Assessment

The Wildern Partnership SCITT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all trainees and staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

All applicants must undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and an occupational health assessment to assess fitness for teaching.  The costs of  these clearances are currently £49.20 for the DBS and £5.00 for the standard fit to teach health assessment.  If the fit to teach assessment raises any issues further reports may be required at additional expense to the applicant.

Visa to Study
Applicants from non EU countries must hold an appropriate visa stating that they are eligible to study in the UK for the duration of the course. The Wildern Partnership and our Partnership Schools are not able to provide sponsorship for a Visa.

Desirable – School experience

Prior school experience is not required in order to apply for a teacher training programme.    However, it is advisable that applicants undertake appropriate educational experience in order to support their application and interview. Evidence of any school or practical experience will be discussed at interview.  School experience can be arranged through us; please be advised that staff capacity in schools remains a challenge especially during the winter months.  We offer prospective applicants the chance to join the core curriculum training on a Friday for a one off session.  If you are interested please contact the team to find out what sessions are currently planned on the yearly programme overview.