Entry Criteria

The required qualifications for entry onto ITT courses are:

'O' Level/GCSE A-C pass grade in English & Mathematics  (see note 1)

(Grade C in Science GCSE is also required for Primary)

A degree classification of 2:2 or better, which is relevant to the subject that you will be training, is required for Secondary (see note 2)

Other qualifications and personal experiences of working with young people strengthen all applications considerably.

KMT look for evidence of:

  • Strong motivation to work with young people
  • Recent experience of working with the age group
  • Recent experience of observing or working in a school
  • A genuine interest in how children learn
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm
  • Awareness of and the ability to cope with the demands and pressures of teaching
  • An appreciation of the benefits of life-long learning
  • An ability to understand written English and to speak and write clearly in English

(1) KMT will advise potential applicants re sit equivalence tests when required

(2) Subject relevant experience may be taken into account where the degree does not meet this requirement

Please note that in relation to applications from non-EU citizens…

KMT is not in a position to accept PGCE or School Direct Training applications from non-EU citizens i.e. those who do not meet the residency requirements to receive public funding.

KMT is not able to proceed with a registration for the School Direct Salaried Programme from those not currently holding residency status in the UK unless that registration is completed in conjunction with one of our consortium schools.

All applicants to KMT must have recent experience of UK schools before starting their course. It is also highly recommended that some experience be gained during the application stage as it will strengthen both applications and interview discussions. KMT School Direct Lead Schools and their partners will always be willing to offer school observational experience.

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