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.
For applicants applying for School Direct routes, arrangements for interview will be made by the Lead School. Suitability to train to teach is assessed at interview. For further guidance please contact the Lead School.
You will also be required to pass the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.