School of Education

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Conversion Course – Secondary

  • Please see the entry requirements tab below
  • Sep 2022
  • Full-time
  • 37 Weeks
  • Occasional
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Buckingham
  • You must be employed as a teacher in an independent or state-maintained secondary school in England and be teaching your subject for a minimum of 50% of a full timetable. You must be teaching across two consecutive key stages.

    You will be expected to have the following qualifications:

    • A degree from a UK University or equivalent.
    • GCSE in English and Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

    In addition you must:

    • Demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy.
    • Attend an interview
    • Provide a reference from your headteacher supporting your application to undertake a QTS conversion course.
    • Obtain the commitment from your school to release you for the second school placement and to provide a suitable mentor.
    • Provide a satisfactory criminal records check and show the physical and mental fitness to teach.

    The employing school must be able to fully support a candidate through the course, enabling them to demonstrate all of the Teachers’ Standards across the full age and ability range of training, and cannot be graded as inadequate.

    How to apply

    Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of this page, or contact The School of Education  by or by calling +44 (0)1280 820222. To apply you will need to supply:

    • copy of degree certificate
    • copy of English and Maths GCSE certificates
    • copy of passport photo page (and visa/work permit where necessary)
    • head and shoulder style photo for your University identity card

    Application deadline is 31st July 2021.

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