You must have already gained a Foundation degree in Education.
An A Level, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent is required, as is a GCSE level 4 (grade C if taken before 2017) or equivalent in English Language. You will also need to have successfully completed a Foundation degree in Education.
To undertake the two-year QTS pathway, you will need to have gained GCSE level 4 or above in English, mathematics and science (or equivalent).
You will need to be employed in work with children and young people for at least half of the week (in either a paid or voluntary capacity). At least three years' experience working in school (either paid or voluntary) is also required prior to the start of the programme.
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.
Please note: your head teacher will need to complete the Supporting Statement Form in order for us to confirm your place on the course. We will notify them of your application, but feel free to send them the link.
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