The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2019. They should be used as a general guide.
At least five subjects to include mathematics at grade B or 5, and English language and three others at grade C or 4. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates if these requirements have not already been achieved.
A-levels or BTEC (three-year course only)
104–120 UCAS points (BCC-BBB) from at least three A-levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. Must include at least 40 points from A-level mathematics. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies. Applicants with only two full A-levels or a double award will be considered on an individual basis.
Access to HE Diploma
Foundation degree/HND/HNC (two-year course only)
Minimum one year full-time study at HE level OR 120 CATS points at level 1 in a relevant subject area.
Professional Skills Tests
You have to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training. These tests are compulsory and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. You are able to book these tests in advance. The Department for Education (DfE) strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application.
As of February 2018 new changes to these tests means that you can make unlimited attempts and the first three attempts are free of charge. The DfE has also removed the lock-out period that previously prevented you from re-taking tests for two years.
You do not need to have completed these tests prior to making an application or attending an interview however your offer will be subject to successful completion.
The University of Brighton recognises that these tests may present a challenge to some candidates and we recommend that you prepare before attempting them. Further resources to help you with the numeracy test can be found in the 'Course in detail' section below.
Find out more about the tests including how to register and prepare on the DfE website.
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.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
All offers are subject to an occupational health check and Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check.