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Entry Qualification

Applicants must have at least five GCSEs at minimum grade C or above at the point of application including a Grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science (including Biology, Physics or Chemistry) before they apply to the course (or equivalent e.g. O-levels but not ALAN tests).

The fourth GCSE must be in national curriculum subject, for example a language (including community languages, eg Urdu, Hindi), Art, Citizenship, Design and Technology, Geography, ICT, History, Music, PE or RE.

The fifth GCSE may be in a non-National Curriculum subject such as Psychology, Sociology or Early Childhood Studies.

Applicants would preferably have a first degree or its equivalent. A 2:1 honours degree or higher is preferred, however applicants with a 2:2 honours degree will be considered and a decision made based on the overall strength of their application in competition with other applicants.

Successful completion of the
QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy. All applicants must pass the DfE Skills Tests before commencing training. These need to be completed at a registered training centre and can be passed before interview or as a condition of your offer of a place.

A minimum 10 days experience in a mainstream UK Primary school covering Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (five days in each Key Stage) gained within the last two years.

A satisfactory academic (university) reference OR a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study.

The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments

All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures

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