Qualifications

For Reading University

Successful candidates will need to meet the entry requirements of both the school and the training institute:- 

All candidates must have at least a C grade (or equivalent) for GCSE Maths and English.

Degree

Candidates should normally have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree in a subject that is closely related to the subject they intend to teach.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are offered by Reading University in Maths, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science. These courses are for candidates whose degree included an element of the subject they intend to teach or who have extensive experience in the subject. They are designed to enable candidates to develop the level of specialist knowledge required to teach their chosen subject. If this may be of interest, you should apply for a place to train as a teacher first, because having the offer of a training place is a prerequisite for being accepted on a SKE course. For further details click here.

Skills tests 

For all programme applicants must successfully complete professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before they can enrol on a programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Applicants are given three opportunities to pass the tests but if they fail three times they are required to wait 24 months before retaking. The tests must be taken and passed by 1st August 2017. For further information on the skills test please click here

All applicants are expected to have gained some experience in a state secondary school prior to interview. 

For UCL/IOE

GCSE requirements 

For all programmes a GCSE, or comparable qualification, at grade C is required in English Language and Mathematics.

First degree 

A first or second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution is normally required. The equivalence of all overseas degrees will be verified through NARIC.

Applicants who are judged not to have sufficient subject knowledge in the relevant area may be required to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. The length of SKE varies depending on the need of the individual – from eight-week ‘refresher’ or ‘booster’ programmes, through to more extensive 36-week courses. For further details click here.

For some programmes, applicants whose qualifications are of a lower standard may be admitted if they can demonstrate an appropriate academic background and experience in the relevant field.

Skills tests 

For all programme applicants must successfully complete professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before they can enrol on a programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Applicants are given three opportunities to pass the tests but if they fail three times they are required to wait 24 months before retaking. The tests must be taken and passed by 1st August 2017. For further information on the skills test please click here.  

 

 

About Us

Teach Maidenhead is the foremost teacher training provider west of London. We provide up to 60 unsalaried secondary School Direct places. Our teacher training courses are organised in conjunction with two accrediting providers: The University of Reading and UCL/IOE.

Contact

Phone: 01628 762231

Email: info@teachmaidenhead.co.uk

Address: Teach Maidenhead, Furze Platt Senior School, Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ

 

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