In order to be eligible for our Primary General course you need:


English, maths and science GCSEs at Grade C or above* (or equivalent qualifications)
A UK first degree from UK Higher Education Institution* (or equivalent NARIC recognized qualification) at 2.2 classification or above.
To have passed the Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests by the time you commence your course
Knowledge of the National Curriculum
The ability to communicate clearly, fluently, and accurately in spoken and written Standard English
Work experience or observation in a mainstream Primary School
*NB You will be required to produce your certificates if you are invited to interview

Get Experience

Before you apply and before you start your course we recommend you spend as much time as possible in a UK Primary school because this will help you to begin to understand the techniques and skills great teachers use in the classroom every day. This will enable you to pick up great strategies which you can then employ in your own teaching. It will also give you a realistic, up-to-date understanding of the day to day experience of a Primary teacher.

At Manchester Nexus SCITT we hold Teacher Taster Days which are one-day events to help you gain experience in a school and learn more about what we do. Please see our events page to learn more.

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