Teacher Training FAQs
For Primary teacher training you’ll need GCSEs (grade A-C) in English, mathematics and a science. For Secondary teacher training you’ll need GCSEs (A-C) in English and mathematics only.
The entire interview process lasts about three hours. During the interview you will be asked to talk about a current educational issue. Please ensure you have done some research into current educational issues in advance of the interview. You could, for example, read recent editions of the Times Educational Supplement.
Our aim is to find out as much as we can about your attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding in order to shape training opportunities for you, should you be offered a place on the programme.
Your responses to these tasks and activities will be considered alongside all the other evidence to assess your suitability for the PGCE programme.
During the individual interview you will be given the chance to talk with a tutor about the programme and any other issues that are relevant.
You can find more information on the government’s professional skills test website. You can also access practice versions of the numeracy and literacy tests.
We’ll review your application. If your personal statement demonstrates that you have the capacity to succeed on the programme, and you either have the required qualifications or are in the process of acquiring these, you will be invited to interview.
At the end of the interview day, the interviewing panel will make a decision and your status on UCAS will be updated. We will aim to update your status within 48 working hours of your interview. The status update will include an indication of any outstanding conditions, where appropriate.