We normally require a Bachelor's Honours degree at 2:1 level or above from a UK higher education institution or a recognised equivalent in a subject that provides the necessary foundation for work as a primary teacher although we will consider applications from those with a 2:2 degree.
Trainees expecting to take a specialist module in a core subject, Special Educational Needs or Early Years must have an appropriate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent understanding and experience.
GCSE at grade C or above (or its equivalent) in English, mathematics and a science subject is also necessary at the point of enrolment.
For entry onto a teaching course you'll also be required to pass Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy. Please visit the DfE website for more information. Applicants who have accepted a place will be offered support with the tests if required.
It is essential for applicants to have spent time in British state primary schools and have some familiarity with the current National Curriculum before submitting an application.
You will provide a 'Seen Teaching Form' signed by a senior member of a primary school or other appropriate state setting as part of the selection process.
Applicants must meet The National College for Teaching and Leadership requirements for Initial Teacher Training, which means being medically fit and successfully completing an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Months of entry
Get a flying start to your teaching career by gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and highlighting your SEN expertise at the same time.
If you are interested in teaching in an SEN environment, this course has a lot to offer. The PGCE Primary Education with Specialism in SEN with QTS will enable you to become a reflective, critical and enquiring primary teacher.
It will give you the ability to respond flexibly to changing circumstances and will allow you to build on your knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.
The ‘value of children’ is at the heart of everything you’ll learn. We’ll provide you with the skills and understanding that you need so that you can inspire every child in your primary school classroom and encourage them, particularly in SEN.
You’ll discover that the way we teach you and the time you spend in schools in the Birmingham area will give you a broad experience of working with children who come from a wide range of different social, economic and cultural backgrounds.