Applicants for School Direct must have the following educational qualifications:
The City and Guilds Level 2 qualifications in numeracy and English are not deemed as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 or above for entry into initial teacher training.
The University of Hertfordshire does not accept equivalency tests in the place of GCSE qualifications.
If the qualifications have been taken abroad then these need to be verified by NARIC before applying for the programme. Visit NARIC for more information or call +44(0)870 990 4088.
Please send a copy of NARIC and your transcript for the degree or GCSE qualifications to David Ingledew, secondary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julia Mackintosh, primary (J.Mackintosh@herts.ac.uk) to be checked before your interview.
For anyone currently working on a first degree it will be necessary to show evidence of the end date and of grades allocated at the time of any interview. Degrees must be successfully completed before starting the programme and any offers of places will be provisional on that outcome.
Suitability to train to teach is assessed at interview. We recommend that applicants undertake observation time in state school prior to interview but this is not essential. We have created some activities to support observation in school that applicants -either before or after interview - may find useful.
You will also be required to pass the Professional Skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.