Entry Requirements

Degree or equivalent

All applicants must hold an undergraduate degree with a minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent. 50% of your degree should be either in the subject that you will specialise in, or in a closely related subject area. The suitability of a degree will be at the discretion of the Alliance.


You must have GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C, or above, before the course begins in September. If you do not meet these requirements, specific equivalency tests may be accepted in lieu of English and Mathematics, or other evidence of attainment may be also be considered. Such decisions will be at the discretion of the Alliance.

NARICUK National Agency for the Recognition and Comparison of International Qualifications and Skills

If you gained your academic qualifications outside of the UK, you must obtain a Statement of Comparability from UK NARIC in order to meet criteria set by the UK Government.


Applicants who are offered a place will be asked to provide certificates for both the degree and GCSE (or equivalent) examinations.

Professional Literacy and Numeracy skills

In line with government requirements, you need to pass both Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests before starting your course.  In addition, Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills are explored and embedded in both our university and school-based provision. We recommend that the Professional Skills Tests are completed as early as possible during the application process to avoid any possible delays and the real possibility of having to delay the start of your training. Please see this website for further information: http://sta.education.gov.uk/

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check. Further information regarding this process will be provided to successful applicants.

Health Declaration Form

Trainees are obliged to complete and return a Health Declaration form, leading to confirmation by the relevant Health Service of their fitness to teach.  Further information will be provided to successful applicants.