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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

GCSE Maths at grade A*-C or Grade 4 or above
GCSE English Language at grade A*-C or Grade 4 or above
GCSE Science at grade A*-C or Grade 4 or above  (Primary applicants only) 
An Honours Degree (360 credits) at 2:2 or above. If you wish to train as a Secondary teacher your degree must closely relate to the curriculum area chosen. For those with a Foundation degree this must be supplemented by at least 120 credits at HE level.

Equivalencies

We Only Accept:
O Level (Grades 1-6/A-C)
CSE (Grade 1 only)
SCE (Grades A-C)
SCE Standard Grade (Level 1-3)
NARIC recognised equivalents for candidates educated outside of the UK

We Do Not Accept:
Level 2 Key Skills
University equivalency tests.

Experience

Whilst school experience is not an essential criteria for entry to initial teacher training, relevant experience is extremely valuable. It is therefore very important to gain as much experience as possible of working with children (preferably in an educational setting). It is also useful if this experience is with children of the age you wish to teach.

Professional Skills Tests

All applicants to both SCITT and School Direct must pass the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before starting the course. Please see our Quick Guide for more information.

Overseas Qualifications

Overseas applicants are also welcome provided they have the required qualifications. Qualifications from within the European Economic Area (EEA) are generally accepted as UK equivalents. If you have qualifications from outside of the EEA the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC, www.naric.org.uk) will be able to advise you on whether your particular qualifications are equivalent to the minimum requirements and may also be able to provide certification where appropriate.

Police Check

You will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to verify that you do not have a background which would render you unsuitable to work with children.

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What people say

Headteachers speak extremely highly of the quality that new teachers from the partnership provide and see them as competent and confident professionals who are ready for employment.

Ofsted Report 2016

I was asked during my interview why I chose this training programme instead of any other. I thought it would give me the best training of any that I’d found and I stand by that even more now. The support and guidance I got was exemplary.

Trainee

This course really is fantastic. I feel personally that I could not have been given a better start to my teaching career.

Trainee

Trainees have stated to me that all sessions without exception have been valuable to them mainly because they felt the nature and the content of the sessions had been well thought out and prepared in detail making them highly relevant to their classroom experiences

Partnership Tutor

The quality of training at Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership is outstanding, and, as a result, trainees achieve high outcomes.

Ofsted Report 2016

One of the many strengths the RCTTP course offers is the high standard of support to trainees and I am especially thankful for that and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course

Trainee

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