Eligibility

GCSE requirements

The GCSE grade requirements if you want to train to teach are:

  • Minimum GCSE grade 4/C (or overseas equivalent) in Maths and English to teach at secondary level

Degree requirements

You normally need at least a 2:2 degree to gain QTS, but we may consider other applicants with significant school experience.

For secondary teaching your degree is normally expected to be in a related subject to the subject you are applying to teach, although Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses are available.

If you have overseas equivalent qualifications, please contact us.

Pre-Course checks

Once you secure a place on our training course, you will need to complete the following Bath spa University documents as part of the admissions process:

Classroom Experience

A career in teaching has its own unique challenges, and we expect our applicants to demonstrate a commitment to working with young people of secondary age. Ideally, we want to see at least two weeks of recent experience of working in a UK state school. If you don’t yet have classroom experience, please get in touch. We are happy to offer anyone considering a teaching career the opportunity to observe teaching  in one of our schools, subject to the relevant safeguarding checks.