Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements

Minimum degree required: Lower Second

School Direct offers a unique training route to achieving qualified teacher status (QTS) and aims to attract the highest quality candidates. In order to apply for a place on School Direct, you must have:

  • A UK undergraduate honours degree or a recognised equivalent qualification
  • A GCSE grade C or above in English Language and mathematics
  • A GCSE grade C or above in a science if you applying to teach primary or key stage 2/3 (ages 7-14)


If you studied outside of the UK you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.

In addition, all candidates applying for initial teacher training (ITT) courses are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before starting teacher training. Find out more


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c/o Uplands Primary School,
Albion Road, Sandhurst,
Berkshire. GU47 9BP

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