You must have achieved the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for the North East School Alliance School Direct (tuition fee) programmes:
- You’ll need to hold an undergraduate degree at a minimum of a 2:2 classification, awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification (the National Academic recognition Information Centre, NARIC, can check the equivalence of qualifications). You will need to provide proof of this qualification (original certificate).
- You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to Grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics. You will need to provide proof of this qualification (original certificates).
- If you intend to train to teach pupils aged 5 to 11 (Primary KS1 & KS2), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade C/4, or above, in a GCSE science subject examination. You will need to provide proof of this qualification (original certificate).
- For Secondary teaching, if your degree subject doesn’t link closely to your chosen teaching subject, you will still be able to apply by having an A Level as a minimum qualification in the subject you want to teach and undertaking a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course. The SKE course would be a condition of your offer, to be completed once you have accepted the offer and before you start your initial teacher training programme. A degree of any subject is generally acceptable for Primary teaching.
- You’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be undertaken by Northumbria University & will require you to provide proof of your identification (Passport/Driving Licence) and proof of your address (utility bill or similar).
- Having some experience in a school/classroom/working with young people would be a definite advantage.