This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 and above. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, Learners will need to be qualified, proficient or experienced in the subject which they intend to teach. Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners.
There is no requirement to have achieved the Level 3 Award in Education and Training to be accepted on to this Level 4 qualification.
Applicants need to be qualified, proficient or experienced in the subject which they intend to teach. It would be expected that applicants have sufficient personal skills to complete the academic and other requirements of the programme. They will also need to be able to support their learners at the appropriate level whilst delivering their subject specialism. Applicants need to demonstrate the potential to study at minimum academic level 4 – the same level of study as the first year of a degree. All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in maths, English and ICT
There is a requirement to carry out an initial assessment of a trainee teacher’s personal skills in maths, English and ICT. Development needs should be recorded and, where applicable, an action plan agreed. If trainee teachers join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their maths, English and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous actions taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required.