Initial Teacher Training
grade 4 (C) or above in gcse English and maths;
grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE science if you want to teach early years or primary (3- to 11-years old);
If you do not have these GCSEs, you must prove you have the equivalent level of knowledge. Individual training providers will set specific requirements for their courses - they may ask for a particular class of degree or GCSE grades.
Before you start a teacher training course, you’ll also need:
- a pass in numeracy and literacy professional skills tests
- an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate, which your training provider will usually apply for on your behalf
- to confirm you have the health and physical capacity to start training
Some courses offer a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). This is an enhanced qualification that is internationally recognised, but not mandatory for teaching in England.
Get into teaching
Register with Get into Teaching for:
Access to teaching information events;
Help arranging school experience;
Information and guidance as you go through your application;
Support from experienced teaching professionals;
One-to-one advice by phone;
Visit the governments 'post graduate teacher training link here for further information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-postgraduate-teacher-training-courses-in-england
Teacher training funding - to support you while you train, you may be eligible for:
a tuition fee and maintenance loan
a tax free bursary or scholarship
additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability
initial teacher training enquiries
For further information about Teaching and Initial Teacher Training, please contact Debbie Thomas, Head of Service - Education for All, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone on: 01986 835670.