Our entry requirements
- An Honours degree 2:2 or above (for secondary, the degree should have at least 50% relevant content for the subject you wish to teach)
- For some secondary subjects you may also be required to have a relevant A level (eg. science and language subjects)
- Overseas qualifications will need to meet the appropriate UK degree classification level
- A minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications
- Grade C/Grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language (or equivalent – Primary and Secondary)
- Grade C/Grade 4 or higher in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent – Primary and Secondary)
- Grade C/Grade 4 or higher in at least one GCSE science subject (or equivalent – Primary only)
You must have passed the skills test in literacy and numeracy before you start your initial teacher training course and we ask you to register for the tests before interview.
Click here for further details.
You should provide two references. If you are about to graduate or have graduated within the past three years, one referee should be a university or college lecturer who can comment on your academic ability.
WYTA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we may contact referees to confirm details of any reference provided.
Offers will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and trainees must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. There is a charge for this fee but you don’t need to do anything before an interview. Full information will be provided if an offer is made and accepted.
We ask you to complete a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.
- A successful application and interview process. This includes the satisfactory completion of our own literacy and subject knowledge tests
- You must demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English (as required by the Teaching Standards)
- Attendance at our WYTA induction day during the summer term
We have high expectations of our trainees. Below are some of the qualities which we believe will support a positive outcome for trainees:
A strong commitment to teaching and learning, with an awareness of professional and educational issues
Consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct
Enthusiasm and a genuine desire to teach and inspire young people
A commitment to helping every child to make the most of their talents
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
Resilience and the willingness to receive and act on advice
A realistic understanding of the role of a teacher alongside willingness to work hard and go the ‘extra mile’
The ability to manage time effectively
Evidence of self-motivation in personal learning
Patience and empathy