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How will I achieve my PGCE and QTS?

Entry Requirement

Applicants should have: 


  • Entry requirements for courses leading to QTS are determined by the ITT Accreditation criteria available through the Department for Education.  *The University of Derby has co designed and accredited the curriculum and will recommend QTS and the University of Greenwich will make the academic award. 
  • A good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification. 
  • For entry on to any Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course, there is a minimum requirement nationally of a Grade C (Grade 4) or above in English Language, science, and mathematics at GCSE). There are a range of equivalencies, and you should check with the School Direct admissions team.  
  • Candidates are also required to demonstrate suitability to teach through an interview which assesses personal and academic qualities, use of Standard English, and health and physical capacity to teach.  
  • DBS and Health check required.