Entry Requirements

School Direct offers a school-based route to achieving a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and aims to attract the highest quality candidates.

In order to apply for a place on our primary School Direct programme you MUST have:

You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to verify your suitability for working with children and young people.

If you have studied outside the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are the equivalent to UK GCSEs, A Levels and an undergraduate degree.


All candidates applying for ITT courses are required to have passed the national literacy and numeracy tests before commencing their training. The Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance cannot accept applicants onto the course until evidence can be provided that the tests have been successfully completed. For further information, click here.