Entry Requirements


We are looking for ambitious, enthusiastic and high-achieving graduates who show a demonstrable passion for working with young people. Our programmes are challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching. Our training locations and placement schools are based across Hertfordshire – applicants must be happy to travel.

Those wishing to make an application to the Primary programmes must fulfil the following criteria before making an application:

  • An honours degree classified at 2:2 in any discipline, awarded by a UK Higher Education Institution (or recognised equivalent qualification)
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science
  • As a minimum, we would like candidates to have completed some classroom observation or have some experience of working with pupils in a teaching/leading role before making an application. Candidates should be aware of contemporary issues in education.
  • Applicants must also pass their Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before the start of the programme in September. Learn more about Skills Tests.
Candidates wishing to apply for School Direct (salaried) also need three years of work experience - post graduation.
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