You need a UK degree 2.2 or above or an equivalent qualification. If your degree or other experience doesn't relate to the subject you want to teach (if primary, that means the core subjects of the national curriculum), you might need to complete a pre-training course to get your knowledge up to the required level. To train as a teacher, on any programme, you must have demonstrated a standard equivalent to a grade C in GCSE English and mathematics. If you want to teach primary or key stage 2/3 (ages 7-14), you must also have demonstrated a standard equivalent to a grade C in a science GCSE. You will need to have taken the professional skills tests before applying to the SCITT program.
If you have a non-UK qualification?
You will need a Statement of Comparability from NARIC, the National Agency for providing information and advice on worldwide qualifications. We recommend you start this process before you submit your application via UCAS as it can take some time.
Months of entry
The Bedfordshire Schools’ Training Partnership is a small, school based, teacher training provider working on behalf of local lower, middle and primary schools – specialising in offering small scale bespoke training for small cohorts of primary trainee teachers. At the heart of our primary teacher education programme is an extensive partnership with the lower, middle and primary schools across Bedford Borough, Luton, Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire. In each of these settings there is a clear and transparent commitment to supporting the professional development of new teachers and in this the Mentor is key. We look to Mentors to help develop each Trainee Teacher working closely with the team of Primary Facilitators and Quality Assurers to provide a stimulating and successful learning journey for each Trainee with challenge and support in equal measure.
Information for international students
Any qualifications gained abroad will need to be seen by NARIC and certified as an equivalent.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details