• Be employed in a school in a teaching role by the time you start the programme
  • Hold a degree from a UK higher education institution (or equivalent
    qualification) or be in the final year of completing one.

  • Have achieved at least a grade C or 4 at GCSE level (or equivalent) in English Language
    and mathematics (and science if you intend to teach pupils aged 3-11). GCSE equivalency tests can be taken during the course if needed.

  • Have the express agreement of your current or intended employer (school) to support you to prepare for QTS through Straight to Teaching and be assessed via our Assessment Only route (the school will be asked to sign a working agreement with Tes Institute). This support includes the appointment of a suitable member of staff to act as a school mentor
  • Have the relevant experience and skills to succeed through the Straight to Teaching programme
  • Have the health and physical capacity to teach
  • Have been subject to and passed the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and criminal/other records check
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