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):
We welcome applications from international applicants. International applicants currently at a UK-based higher education institution who are yet to complete their PhD may be able to secure sponsorship via the new Graduate Immigration Route. for more details on this, please see the Gov.UK website. Unfortunately, sponsorship opportunities for candidates who are not eligible for the Graduate Immigration Route are incredibly limited.
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.