– Should have at least an upper second class honours degree in a cognate subject which should contain at least 50% content related to art and design
-Applicants with a lower second class honours will be considered if they have relevant work experience
GCSE’s – All applicants must have Grade C passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) before making their application
Key skills, functional skills and certificate in Adult Numeracy/literacy are not accepted in place of GCSE’s
Practical Experience- You should demonstrate a good understanding of the teaching profession, of children and learning and schools. Experience with secondary age students in a school or in settings other than classrooms would enhance your application. You must demonstrate the ability to speak, read and write well in English.
Professional Skills Test – applicants must have passed the professional skills test in literacy and numeracy before the start of the course.
You should look to complete both tests as soon as you have submitted your application. We encourage you to use the practice material available on the DfE website to help you decide whether you are ready to book a live test or whether you should undertake further preparation prior to taking the test.
Information provided in an applicants personal statement and reference will be used to select candidates for interview who demonstrate appropriate experience, knowledge and commitment for the area of study. Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview as part of the administration process. You will need to be available to attend an interview within 4 weeks of submitting your application. Interviews will be held from November 2015 onwards until such time places are filled. The interview process has 3 main purposes
1. To establish whether you have the attributes that will enable you to cope with both the professional demands of the course and the related academic work
2. To give you the opportunity to explain what attracts you to teaching as a career and why you think you are a suitable candidate.
3. To give you the opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for teaching your chosen subject