Foundation Degree: Pass on the second year of a foundation degree in a relevant subject.
HND: Pass grade in a relevant subject.
GCSE English: English Language grade 4 or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
GCSE Maths: Maths grade 4 or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
GCSE: 3 GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include at least one science subject. If a candidate does not have the required standard at GCSE, or an equivalent qualification, this will not preclude them from being invited to interview. However, achievement of the required standard will be made a condition of their offer. To be compliant with DfE criteria, original certificates must be produced prior to enrolment.
IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.
International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.
Interview / Audition: All entrants, as part of the provider’s selection procedures, must have taken part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their suitability to undertake the course. The College is unable to offer places on its top-up programme without a selection process that includes an interview.
Supplementary Learning Outcomes: Any student applying with an FD/HND not related to primary education must produce additional evidence of prior experience or learning to show that they have the capacity to meet the level 6 primary-focused outcomes.
DBS checks: Successful applicants must complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and be cleared to teach by the accredited provider, ensuring they are not barred from working with young people or excluded from teaching. Candidates will also be required to sign up for the Update Service. Applicants wil be informed of the requirement to complete a DBS check as soon as they have accepted an offer. *The respective roles and responsibilities of our partners in relation to the DBS checks and responsibility for informing the relevant school/provider are clearly defined within the Partnership Agreements. The Luminate Partnership for ITT has established a common understanding of convictions that might pose a barrier to joining, or continuing with, a programme of ITT and the circumstances under which concerns about a particular student should be referred to the police.
Health Declaration: All students will complete a health questionnaire. This is supported by a local healthcare trust that works with the Leeds City College Corporation for the healthcare of its employees. This will be administered by the ITT Admissions Tutor. The outcome of the health assessment will determine the candidates’ fitness to teach. When any health concerns arise, additional measures will be put in place to support the student if required. This will be managed by the local health care trust.
Note: You will need to fulfil the entry criteria below to be offered a place on the programme. All applications will be reviewed by the ITT Admissions Tutor. The entry criteria are cross-referred to the relevant criteria within the Initial Teacher Training (ITT): Criteria and Supporting Advice (updated 4th September, 2020) and have statutory force under The Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2003.