Ideally we expect candidates to:
- hold a degree (preferably 2:2 or above) in the language they wish to teach (Spanish). We prefer at least half of the candidate’s degree to be in that language, unless they are a native speaker in which case we accept alternative degree subjects.
- be able to offer a second foreign language (at a lower level than their main language is acceptable) as being able to offer two mainstream languages greatly increases employability.
- have spent a substantial period of time in a country where their main foreign language (Spanish) is spoken and be familiar with the English educational system.
Note: We will consider applications on their own merits. If your profile is not quite in line with the above requirements this should not put you off applying, however your application should demonstrate how you will make a good candidate.
All candidates also have to:
- have a GCSE in Maths and English (grade C or above) or an equivalent qualification; alternatively you might be advised to take an Equivalency Test. The DfE require us to check the original certificates; you therefore cannot start a PGDipEd(QTS) course unless you already hold these qualifications.
- pass Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy; please see the the Professional Skills Tests section of the Department for Education web site for more information on the core skills required by trainee teachers.
- provide a satisfactory medical form
- complete an enhanced DBS/police check
- complete a Declaration of Suitability to Teach
- adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise