Normally a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in the subject for which you are applying to teach or a degree of which at least 50% is in that subject
A levels in the subject and/or related subjects are desirable
A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (or GCSE A to C) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.
Meet all safeguarding requirements including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check, Fitness to Practice, Suitability to Train to Teach, and all other safeguarding checks required at the time of application
To have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0 if your first language is not English and you do not have GCSE grade C in English
This course develops you as a teacher with internationally recognised qualifications. It develops your ability to be an evidence informed teacher and one who is well placed to take advantage of further awards such as Chartered Teacher Status.
Teaching in the secondary sector is a constantly evolving activity, with ideas about curriculum design, subject knowledge and theories of teaching and learning all being reviewed regularly by teachers, academics and policymakers as part of their professionalism. Teacher professional values are set by the profession and this course inducts you into that notion. This course aims to develop your ability to critique contemporary and traditional ideas about teaching in general as well as subject specific ideas about teaching, alongside a strong sense of the pastoral aspects of education. In completing the course, you will develop.
Your understanding of teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on the subject or cluster of subjects which you are training to teach
Your application of subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and developing curricula
Your skills of critical self-evaluation and curriculum design
Your ability to lead, innovate and participate collaboratively in a school environment
Your understanding of the wider educational and pastoral issues which teachers need to consider in order to develop a meaningful set of professional values.