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International Qualified Teacher Status (iQTS) (with PGCE)

School of Education
  • See 'Entry Requirements' tab below
  • Sep 2024
  • Full-time
  • 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • iQTS
  • Online
  • Your background

    1. You must have a university bachelor’s degree from a UK university or equivalents; ENIC-NARIC provides advice on comparability or contact education@buckingham.ac.uk. We will need to see your original degree certificate.
    2. You must have the equivalent of a UK GCSE grade 4 in mathematics. If you are teaching pupils aged 5-11 you also need a GCSE grade 4 in science or a science. If you do not have an equivalent qualification you will be asked to sit a proficiency test.
    3. You must have good written and spoken English. This means you completed some of your education in English OR you achieve an IELTS score 6.5 OR you pass our own English language test. Read further information about language requirements.
    4. You must pass child protection/safeguarding/ criminal record checks
    5. You must have the health and physical capacity to teach
    6. If you are teaching now, you should be able to provide evidence of your professional standing as a teacher
    7. You must pass an online interview with staff from the University of Buckingham
    8. You must have access to a reliable computer
    9. You must be teaching within one of the following age phases (you do not have to teach children of all ages within any phase):
      • Ages 5-11 = primary
      • Ages 7-14 = middle route
      • Ages 11-19 = secondary route
    10. You will need to show you have experience of a minimum of two weeks in a different school to your main school OR prove that you have worked in a different school previously.

    Your school

    1. You must be employed in a school as a teacher. You must be in school for a minimum of 120 days in the year.
    2. That school must be happy to support you doing the iQTS course and must be happy to recommend you.
    3. Your school must be able to provide an experienced member of staff in the school to act as your mentor, observing your lessons, providing feedback and discussing the weekly tasks set by the University of Buckingham. This will take 2-3 hours a week.
    4. Your school should be able to provide written confirmation that they have carried out safeguarding/ child protection checks and that you have been deemed suitable to work with children.