Additional requirement information
Grade 4 (grade C if taken before 2017) or equivalent in GCSE English, mathematics and science are required.
Physical and mental fitness to teach and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are required.
The Department for Education has announced that applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses from April 2020 will no longer need to take Skills Tests in numeracy and English. The responsibility for assuring trainee teachers have met an appropriate level of skill in these important areas has been passed to the ITT provider.
At St Mary's University we therefore require, that by the end of your teacher training programme, you can demonstrate you are competent in English and mathematics. For St Mary's to be assured of this, and as part of the recommendation for QTS, you will be able to seek guidance in developing these fundamental skills as required.
Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.
Offers will be subject to a successful interview and if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).
For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
Undergraduate degrees with a foundation year
The undergraduate degree with foundation year programme offers applicants without traditional qualifications or grades an alternative route to studying Primary Education with QTS.