Ringwood Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8JH


Bransgore Church Of England Primary School

Growing in the forest

ITT Entry Requirements


To train as a primary school teacher, you must have:

Achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C (level 4 or above under the revised grading system) or above in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science.

Achieved a minimum of a 2:2 degree with Honours from United Kingdom higher education institution (or equivalent qualification). Candidates with qualifications gained outside the UK are required to prove that they are equivalent to UK qualifications. Please contact the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC)website regarding equivalent qualifications. 

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

We recommend equivalencytesting.com but may accept tests from other providers by prior arrangement. Equivalency test costs are met by the candidate.


Other entry requirements:

Attend Interview

Provide proof of address and ID at interview

Complete a Health Declaration check

DBS check - Enhanced background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will be done by the University of Winchester. See the DBS website for information about checks https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service


Previous school experience


Although not compulsory, we believe that some recent school experience is extremely beneficial to those wanting to go into a career in teaching and many of our successful trainees have previously worked in roles such as teaching assistants or as a volunteer within school. We are also able to offer potential trainees opportunities to gain this school experience prior to application or at the start of the course if you wish to apply.