To apply for teacher training you will need:
- GCSE English Language Grade C/Level 4 or above (or equivalent).
- GCSE mathematics Grade C/Level 4 or above (or equivalent).
- GCSE science Grade C/Level 4 or above (or equivalent) if you want to train to teach primary age children.
A UK degree (or equivalent). Usually at least 50% should be in the subject you wish to teach.
If your qualifications were not gained in the UK, please visit the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills to find out whether your qualifications are considered to be equivalent to UK GCSEs and degrees.
Please note that the onus is on you to prove that your qualifications are equivalent and you must include an ENIC statement with your application verifying this
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
At BSET safeguarding of children is our first concern and so in addition to DBS checks we reserve the right to make additional checks of former employers. We will also ask your referee specifically about your suitability to work with children and will ask for a additional reference from the referees you supply through UCAS.
Overseas applicants or those who have spent time working or living abroad will also be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from the relevant country.
We do not make school experience a condition for application but it is a good idea to have recent experience of a school setting. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a school visit to one of our partnership schools.
Experience of working in a school or with young people is an advantage but not essential.
There may be opportunities to work in a school in an unqualified capacity either as a volunteer or as a paid employee, please contact us if we can help you arrange this.