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There are some basic eligibility requirements you’ll need to meet to become a qualified teacher in England (or working towards them)

You need the following or equivalents:

  • a  Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a 2:2 or above

  • grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths GCSEs

  • grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE science if you want to teach primary

  • If you do not have GCSE grade 4 (C), you’ll need to show that you can meet an equivalent level.

If you have studied abroad, you can get a statement from UK ENIC (the UK agency that recognises international qualifications and skills) that shows how your qualifications compare to UK qualifications. 

You can train on a tuition-fee-led programme, on-the-job training, whilst studying to gain QTS.    This is where you pay your own fees.

You can also consider our Teaching Apprenticeship programme, which is a four-term on-the-job training, whilst studying to gain QTS where fees and salary are paid by the school. 


Further details from our partners at The Pegasus Partnership Trust and Best Practice Network.

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