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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements




It is preferred that applicants have a degree level of 2:1 or above however, a lower class degree (2:2) will be considered if other qualifications or experience are strong and relevant.


GCSE Requirements


Applicants are required to have English and Maths GCSE grade C or above or equivalency before applying, a pending Science GCSE grade C or above or equivalency may be considered. Applicants not holding the required grade can access equivalency tests at


Overseas qualifications must be verified by UK NARIC details at:


Skills Tests


It is an expectation that all applicants have passed the skills tests prior to attending for interview. If this is not the case applicant must have the skills tests booked and provide evidence at interview.


Previous Employment


For the salaried route, it is a requirement that trainees have at least 3 or more years career experience and show any transferable skills into teaching.




Applicants will be required to provide details of two referees. The principal referee is asked to provide a reference that is mainly academic or employment based and the second is asked to provide one that is mainly character based, this cannot be a family member.


What we are looking for:


School Experience


We have a requirement that applicants have spent at least two weeks or more recent work experience/observations in an early years setting or primary school. In addition, any other experience of working in an organisation with young people eg. school, youth centre, scout/guide group, church or voluntary organisation will be an advantage.


Please tell us about any other attributes, knowledge or transferable skills you possess related to working with young people or within education and any evidence of organisation and communication skills plus a commitment to the programme.


Applicants who wish to be trained in RBWM Borough Schools - We are looking for trainees who live in or close to The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It is an expectation that successful trainees will be employed within the Borough therefore, living close to The Royal Borough is an advantage.


Applicants who wish to be trained out of RBWM - We are happy to train in schools outside of RBWM so long as the distance is within a 20 mile radius.


Applicants who wish to be trained in an Independent School - All independent applications are welcomed from schools within a 20 miles radius for self funded places.