Entry Requirements

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In order to become a qualified teacher in the UK, you must meet certain academic criteria set by the UK Government. 

Please see the sections below for our essential and desirable entry requirements and what to do if your qualifications were obtained overseas. If you have any queries please email our Recruitment & Marketing Lead Krissy Taylor at ktaylor@i2ipartnership.co.uk

Essential Entry Requirements

The i2i teacher training programme is a postgraduate programme – you will require:

  • An honours degree certificate (minimum class 2:2) from a UK Higher Education Institution (ideally in a subject relates to that you wish to teach)

  • You will also require GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C/4 or above certificates in English Language and Maths for Secondary Teacher Training. Certificates will be required at interview (replacement certificates can be requested from the examination boards for any lost/stolen certificates)

  • If your degree is not in the subject in which you train to teach, an A Level in a related subject is highly desirable

  • Two academic or professional references, as appropriate

If you were educated overseas you will need to obtain a statement of comparability from ENIC  (the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills) to assess if you meet the entry requirements.

We accept applications from candidates who are currently studying for any of the above qualifications; however any offers made would be conditional on achieving the required grade. We may be able to offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement to those whose degree is not directly applicable to the subject they wish to teach.

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Further information regarding this process will be provided once an offer has been made.

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Desirable Entry Requirements

You should have a strong commitment to Secondary Education and have spent time working (either paid or in voluntary capacity) or observing in an education setting. We understand that for many, this isn't possible. In these circumstances, you will have taken steps to gain enough school experience to have a clear understanding of how a modern secondary school works, the challenges and the joys. The i2i Teaching Partnership will support you with the process of gaining this School Experience - please see our dedicated School Experience Page for further details.

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Overseas Qualifications

In order to become a qualified teacher in the UK, you must meet certain academic criteria set by the UK Government.  If your degree or high school education were undertaken outside the UK, you will need to obtain a statement of comparability from NARIC (the national agency responsible for providing information and advice about how qualifications and skills from overseas compare to the UK’s national qualification frameworks) to enable us to assess if you meet the entry requirements.

Visit naric.org.uk

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