Entry Requirements

Primary and secondary postgraduate teacher training qualifications

You need the following or equivalents:

  • a degree
  • grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths GCSEs
  • grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE science if you want to teach primary

If you do not have GCSE grade 4 (C), you’ll need to show that you can meet an equivalent level. You may be asked to take an equivalent test or show other evidence of your ability.

Further education postgraduate teacher training qualifications

Teach Windsor prefer you to have:

  • a degree, or relevant vocational or technical qualification
  • grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths GCSEs (or equivalent)

If you studied overseas

You can get a statement from UK ENIC (the UK agency that recognises international qualifications and skills) that shows how your qualifications compare to UK qualifications.


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

It is no longer a requirement that applicants have spent at least two weeks or more recent work experience/observations in an early years setting, primary or secondary school but we would be very interested in any school experience you have.

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.

Advice and support

You can register with Get Into Teaching (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/) which is the Department for Education’s free support and advice service.

A specialist adviser can help you to prepare your application and advise you on funding options. You will also be able to book school-based experience and access teaching events.

If you’re disabled or have a health condition

Email becomingateacher@digital.education.gov.uk if you need extra support with your application.

Follow the link on how training providers can support you if you’re disabled: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/get-support-training-to-teach-if-you-are-disabled.