Entry Requirements

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Secondary

A recognised awarded good honours degree of at least 2:2 classification with at least 50% of the degree content being in the subject to be taught although consideration will be given outside this criteria on a case-to-case basis

GCSE (or equivalent) to at least grade C/grade 4 in English language and mathematics

Primary

A recognised awarded good honours degree of at least 2:2 classification although consideration will be given outside this criteria on a case-to-case basis

GCSE (or equivalent) to at least grade C/grade 4 in English language, mathematics and science

Equivalency testing

PLS welcomes candidates with equivalency tests for Maths, English and Science from recognised providers.

In line with ITT entry criteria PLS will carry out equivalence checks for all non-UK qualifications using NARIC which will measure the candidate’s understanding of the required subject to the appropriate level.

Trainees will provide equivalency evidence for GCSE and A Level examinations which will be checked by PLS Admin team where necessary. PLS will carry out equivalence checks of degree level qualifications.

DBS and Health Check

All PLS training places will be offered conditionally subject to a successful DBS check and fitness to teach health check.

PLS admin team will carry out enhanced DBS checks for unsalaried trainees.

PLS admin team will quality assure school-based DBS checks for salaried trainees by ensuring they have had sight of the original certificate at the time of enrolment and record the date on which this check was carried out.

PLS Occupational Health Team will carry out fitness to teach checks for all trainees.