Entry Requirements

GCSE requirement

  • A standard equivalent to a GCSE grade C/ grade 4 in mathematics and English to teach at secondary level
  • A standard equivalent to a GCSE grade C/ grade 4 in mathematics and English and science to teach at primary level

Essex Teacher Training will make the final decision on whether you meet this entry criteria – if you don’t, they may ask you to sit a GCSE equivalency test, or offer other evidence to demonstrate your attainment.

Degree Requirement

  • You need a degree to gain qualified teacher status (QTS)
  • On postgraduate courses, the class of your degree may help to determine the level of funding you could receive
  • If you have overseas equivalent qualifications, you will need to check with Essex Teacher Training to check on eligibility. If you are a non-EU national you could receive a tax-free bursary of £25k to train as a teacher.