The first two in the list above are requirements set by us. As a unique route into teaching we believe that recruiting people with PhDs who are committed to the programme’s aims will mean that together we can achieve our mission.
Requirements 3, 4, 5 and 6 are nationally-set requirements for anyone who wants to train to be a teacher in England. You can read more about these on the The Department for Education’s Website.
Yes. However, if you don’t hold GCSE qualifications in Maths and English, you may be required to sit a GCSE equivalency test or offer other evidence to demonstrate your ability.
Yes. If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, you may be asked to formally recognise any overseas qualifications through UK NARIC. You can compare overseas qualifications to the British degree standard on Gov.UK. If you don’t hold GCSE qualifications in Maths and English, we may require you to sit a GCSE equivalency test or offer other evidence to demonstrate your ability.
This depends on the routes you have a preference for (see the Your Teacher Training section):
The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK, after the UK leaves the EU.
EU citizens who are resident in the UK by exit day will be able to make an application via the EU Settlement Scheme if they wish to remain in the UK. This will allow them to continue living, working and studying in the UK as now – subject to identity, criminality and security checks.
May 28 2019, The DfE announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals, including for those intending to study on Teacher Training courses. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Trainees who are EU nationals, and who start a course in England in the 2020 to 2021 academic year or before, will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement.
They recognise how important it is that students have information on eligibility for student support before applications for courses open. Information on student funding and loans is available on the Funding my Training and Student finance webpages.
We welcome applications from international applicants, though placement opportunities are often limited and, because of this, require a large degree of flexibility in terms of your geographical preferences.
Additionally, due to national visa regulations, sponsorship is only a possibility for the following combinations of placement school location and subject:
All areas of England
Inner and Outer London Only
In very limited cases, Biology specialists may also be eligible for sponsorship, but only where they are employed to teach an element of Physics. This will be dependent on the requirements of your potential placement school and therefore suitable placements cannot be guaranteed at any stage of the process.
If you have further questions regarding sponsorship, please email email@example.com
To be considered for the programme, you must hold a PhD in the subject you wish to teach. Therefore candidates who only have knowledge of a language through being a native speaker wouldn’t meet this requirement and, instead, should apply to teach the subject of their PhD. Candidates who should be eligible to teach a foreign language would include those with a PhD in the language/literature of the language they wish to teach.