Apart from stamina, patience, integrity, humour and commitment there are one or two criteria that you will need in order to train to teach:

Statutory requirements for entry into teaching.

  • A good honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) in a relevant subject area.
  • Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis.
  • GCSE Mathematics and English, grade C/Level 4 or above
  • If you have significant experience in a related subject area and a degree in another discipline contact us and we will advise you

School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities you have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with you whether additional school experience would support you in your decision that teaching is right for you.

If you are considering applying to the Shires to train to teach and would like to gain some school experience in our partner schools, please register your interest here.

For more information on eligibility for teacher training, click here.

If your qualifications are not listed, or you want specific advice please contact the University of Worcester Admissions Office by email: [email protected] or call 01905 855111