- Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university
- GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent)
In addition, depending on your route of study you will also need the following:
For Middle Years (7-14 years) route
- 40-50% of your previous degree in the subject you wish to teach (or one closely related) with related A levels or Scottish Highers (relevant work experience or qualifications may also be considered).
- GCSE Science grade C or above
For Secondary (11-18 years) route
- 50% of your degree of study in the subject you wish to teach (or one closely related) with related A levels or Scottish Highers (relevant work experience may also be considered).
GCSE equivalency tests are available to take throughout the year through Equivalency Testing.
All applicants will need to take and pass the numeracy and literacy skills tests as a requirement of entry onto the course.
In the Teaching Agency’s priority subject areas (Maths, Physics, Chemistry and MFL), if you are lacking the necessary academic background to teach some of your chosen subject then you can apply for a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement course: more details can be found on the TA website.
If you apply to us and are successful, you would be offered a place conditional upon completing the Enhancement or Extension course.
To find out if your qualifications are equivalent to the minimum academic requirements contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC).
What makes a good teacher?
If you have a sense of responsibility, mature outlook, and a commitment to working with young people then you could be on your way to becoming a teacher!
We look for those with an ability and willingness to take initiative, but also to work as part of a team. If you have recent experience of working in schools or with young people then this will advantageous.
We also welcome new graduates and career changers, as we recognise the wide-range of skills and experience you can bring to the profession.