An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
You need a degree, usually a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent confirmed by ENIC UK). Typically, at least 50% of your degree should be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach. However, applicants who have a degree in a non-related subject, but have significant experience relevant to the subject they wish to teach, may also be considered. In such cases a subject knowledge enhancement course may be added to the conditions of entry.
Your degree subject should be in biology or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
In addition to the GCSE English requirement, if English is not your first language, the IELTS Academic test (International English Language Testing System, Academic Test) with overall score of 6.5 is also required. Please note that IELTS Academic certificates are valid for 2 years.
As a school based ITT provider, CTSN SCITT works very closely with its partnership schools, and the vast majority of our trainees get jobs working in these local schools. We are looking for creative, proactive, positive applicants who share our commitment that students in our local schools should have the best possible teachers, and a desire and determination to make this commitment a reality.
Before applying, you will need to have liaised with a school who is willing to employ you for the duration of the course. The provider may be able to help you to find a school for you. Please do not apply before you have a placement school organised. You will be employed as an unqualified teacher; the rate of pay will depend on the school’s or academy’s pay scale.