Degree and experience
Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant.
If your degree isn’t in the subject area you wish to teach or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching you may be suitable for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. If you pass the SKE qualifies you to start a PGCE.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and maths. Equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 in all elements.
Training to teach in England as an international student
If you're not a UK citizen, with the exception of those training to teach physics or modern languages, you are unlikely to get help funding your training unless you have permission to live permanently in the UK. You can find information about your options on the UK government's Get into Teaching website.
Interviews for this course can be in-person at the university or online. Applicants invited to interview will be able to choose a date and which option suits them best.
While experience in a school is not a condition of entry for initial teacher education courses we recommend that you take up opportunities to gain a realistic understanding of whether teaching is right for you. The Get Into Teaching School Experience Programme offers opportunities across the country to book a day’s worth of experience.
Read the tips on applying for teacher training.
- Applicants from minority ethnic and other groups under-represented in the profession are particularly welcome.
- All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check.
We are committed to safeguarding and child protection. As part of our selection and interview process, we will undertake additional checks to confirm the suitability of candidates.