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

  •  GCSEs, or equivalent, grade C/ grade 4 and above in English, Mathematics and Science.

  • A degree, or equivalent qualification, to train on a postgraduate initial teacher training course. For equivalent qualifications, you’ll need to confirm your qualification is equivalent to a degree. If you don’t have a degree (or equivalent qualification), you can train on a university-led undergraduate course and graduate with qualified teacher status (QTS).

Overseas qualifications – If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, they need to meet the minimum requirements. You will be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC.

There are a number of options available to become a qualified teacher and gain QTS (qualified teacher status) if you are not a graduate. You can obtain a degree at a university whilst completing teaching training or receive on-the-job salaried teacher training.



Click on the link below to find out more information about Harrow's School Direct programme: