Teacher Training Essex2018-11-27T09:25:03+00:00
Teacher Training Essex

Teacher Training Essex – PGCE Course Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

All candidates must have:

  • An honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a university in Great Britain or Overseas, or an ordinary degree with 300 credits, of which 60 must be at level 6, or a qualification recognised as equivalent to a degree

  • GCSEs at level 4 (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Science and English

  • The ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English

Don’t worry if you don’t have any school experience, many of our schools are happy to provide the opportunity for applicants to gain experience with them.

Personal qualities

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • Keen to become an outstanding primary school teacher
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Keen to open the minds of young people to achieve their fullest potential
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Prepared to innovate and take risks
  • Prepared to learn from research
  • Prepared to work hard to develop your skills and your understanding of the way in which children learn
  • Committed to providing a positive nurturing learning environment.

Most of all, we are looking to recruit trainees with a real passion for entering the teaching profession.

Other requirements

Candidates are required to pass the Skills Tests in English and mathematics following an offer of a place. Support to do this is available to those candidates who have accepted offers with us.

Once you have accepted your offer we will make an application for an enhanced DBS check. All offers will be subject to this being completed successfully.

All candidates are required to make a ‘fitness to teach’ declaration to Occupational Health.

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Equal opportunities policy

We are committed to equal opportunities and will not discriminate on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex or marital status or on the grounds of disability.

Is this the right PGCE for you?

Do you meet the PGCE course requirements? If so, you should be aware that our strong reputation for teacher training means that we recruit fast.   Download our direct teacher training application form here.

We are currently running the following PGCE course options across our partnership:

  • Full-time, Salaried School Direct PGCE – Primary, middle or SEND

  • Full-time, Training route (unsalaried) PGCE – Primary, middle or SEND

More about applying

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