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 4 or above or equivalency before applying, a pending Science GCSE grade 4 or above or equivalency may be considered. Applicants not holding the required grade can access equivalency tests at http://www.equivalencytesting.com/

Overseas qualifications must be verified by UK NARIC details at: http://www.naric.org/

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.