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The Shire Foundation Alliance For Teacher Training

Provider Led Route: Qualifications Needed:

Here are the all important details about the qualifications you need to apply for teacher training with Shire. If you have any questions before you apply, contact  us.

  • Honours degree: 2:2 or above. Applicants who will complete their Honours degree by the  end of the academic year 2022-23 are welcome to apply but  any offer of a place will be conditional on their gaining the predicted classification by the deadline date.


  • GCSE English language, mathematics and science GCSE Grade C/4. Recognised equivalency tests are accepted. Shire Alliance will consider applicants who have one of these qualifications pending, but they must all be in place by the date of enrolment of the programme.


  • Literacy and numeracy An assessment of fundamental English and mathematics knowledge will be undertaken prior to the award of QTS. Any shortfalls must be addressed by the trainee teacher.


  • Prior experience in a school is not required.  However, where candidates have been able to gain experience in schools, Shire might find references from these schools  a helpful part of our recruitment and selection process.

  • All applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS and medical check.

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Applicants are selected for interview on the basis of their qualifications, references and personal statements.