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 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 in English language, mathematics and science
Equivalency testing

 

In line with ITT entry criteria PLS will carry out equivalence checks 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.

QTS Skills tests

 

All candidates must have passed the Skills Tests prior to the course starting.  All candidates will be encouraged to take the Skills Tests as soon as possible after a successful interview.  In the event of a strong candidate failing either Skills Test, PLS will offer appropriate coaching
DBS

 

All PLS training places will be offered conditionally subject to a successful DBS check

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.

Disqualification (by association) PLS trainees will need to adhere to the Keeping Children Safe in Education advice and not be in a position where they are ‘disqualified by association’. A check of this through the NCTL website will be completed by the PLS admin team and a record, overseen by the Accounting Officer, will be maintained.