You will need to be committed to becoming the best teacher you can be. You need all the basic requirements for admission to a PGCE:
- A good honours degree at 2.2 or above, preferably with at least 50% of the degree modules relating to the PGCE subject. Relevant experience and A Level qualifications will also be considered;
- English, maths and science at GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent;
- To have passed the Government’s skills tests in literacy and numeracy.
Candidates invited for interview need to demonstrate sufficient subject knowledge and be prepared to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course before the start of the course, if appropriate.
In addition to the academic requirements, you should also have some recent experience in a primary school in a voluntary or work capacity (work with young people in other contexts is also desirable). You will need to draw on your experiences at interview in order to demonstrate your suitability for this course.
Offers of a place on the course are conditional, subject to successful completion of the Occupational Health clearance, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and completion of the Government professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy.