We expect you to have at minimum of two weeks’ classroom experience before you come to interview. However, a longer and more continuous experience would help you to demonstrate your commitment to teaching and also to be sure that teaching is the right career path for you. It will also ensure that you are really well prepared for your interview and related tasks.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
In order to protect children and young people and to check your suitability to teach you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) barred list and criminal records check. If you have spent time abroad, we will also undertake an Overseas Criminal Record Check. We will arrange these once you have been offered a place on a programme.
Fitness to Teach
You will be required to complete a health questionnaire and satisfy Fitness to Teach requirements.
Eligibility to study in the UK
If you are not a British national you must ensure via the Home Office/UK Border Agency that you are eligible to study in the UK.
If you have studied outside the UK, please check the National Academic Recognised Information Centre to find out whether your qualifications are equivalent and acceptable for entry, you will need to get a Statement of Comparability if your qualifications were gained outside the UK.