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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 degree

  • 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 will be required to show this as part of your application.

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).

With a degree, you can also consider our School Direct programme, which is a one year on the job training, whilst studying to gain QTS.  Contact us for more information. 

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