You will normally need:
- GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics. For those wishing to study Primary, a Science is also required at the time of application
- an honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application). For Secondary, 50% of the degree content to be relevant to the chosen subject specialism
- Experience – please see the information below
- Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy
- Declaration of Health Form
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
NB: Please note for 2017 entry, we will consider applicants who are due to achieve their GCSE or equivalent qualification by 31 July 2016. Please note that we do accept equivalencytesting.com as a recognised equivalent.
When shortlisting for interview, we will consider the following aspects of your qualifications:
- GCSE grades (or equivalents) and relevance of subjects
- A Level grades (or equivalents) and relevance of subjects
- Degree Class and relevance of content
- Additional relevant qualifications
You must be able to evidence successful completion of your GCSE qualifications by July 31st 2016 for September 2016 entry. We are unable to consider applications with a pending GCSE qualification if the final result cannot be evidenced by July 31st. Please see our list of accepted equivalents.
Experience in a relevant setting is important as it will help you to make sure that you are aware of the role of a teacher in the twenty-first century. The course is intensive and demanding and you need to be very sure that you understand and are suited to a career in the teaching profession.
We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Primary PGCE.
All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Applicants to ITT courses which start after 1 July 2013 will be required to pass the skills tests before starting their course and this will be a condition of your offer if it applies to you.
The numeracy and literacy skills tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and are taken online at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK. If successful at the interview stage, this will form part of your conditions of offer. Please click here for further information.
Health and DBS
In addition you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Declaration of Health Form, or if required, a medical examination. All students will need to pay £57.20 for DBS Check (formerly CRB). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.
If you have any questions about the entry requirements for this course, please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BGU is committed to widening access and participation and we adhere to a strict policy of non-discrimination.
How do we deal with your application?
- Receipt of your application
- Screen your application against the Entry Requirements indicated above
- Look closely at your application, with our school partners, to decide whether to invite you for the Selection Day in school following a successful Selection Day (depending upon the place applied for).
- If successful, you will be offered a place and you will be requested to respond to our decision within a timeframe
Accreditation for Prior Learning
If you’ve recently completed or studied a particular module as part of a previous qualification, this may mean that you’re not required to undertake a particular module of your BGU course. However this must be agreed in writing and you must apply for this.