Become a Teacher Training School


Step 1: Check your eligibility


What minimum qualifications do I need to train as a primary teacher?


  • GCSE grade C (grade 4) or above in English, Maths and Science, or its equivalent.

  • 3rd Class Honours degree or above in any subject, or its equivalent.

  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check.



What happens if I don’t have all the GCSEs I need?

The SCITT can support you in accessing an equivalency test which will give you what you need for Maths, English or Science GCSE. We will direct you to our preferred test provider once you have successfully gained a place on the course.


The cost of each test is approximately £100 (including VAT).  Fees are payable, in full, upon booking.


We also accept the following science equivalents:

  • OCR National Level 2 Science

  • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science


If all or some of your qualifications were obtained outside of the UK, we can check to see if you need to go through ENIC, who are able to check whether your qualifications are comparable to those from the UK.


If you have any further questions please contact us.

Step 2: Take time to think about the age group you would like to teach


As a primary teacher, you will specialise in either the 3-7 or 5-11 age range.

The eligibility for both is exactly the same, so it’s up to you to choose which ages you’d prefer to teach, based on your existing experiences with children.

If you have an interest in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) you may choose to opt for the 3-7 bracket.


Step 3: Apply for a course through Apply


Click here to go to the Bradford Birth To 19 SCITT Apply Primary courses page


Further Support


If you would like to get in touch with us here at Bradford Birth to 19, you have several options. All enquiries will be directed to the appropriate person.


Our direct line phone number is: 01274 494898

Our reception phone number is: 01274 543282


Our email address is:


We are located at: Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford, BD8 9QW

Or if you just want to send us an email, you can use the contact form

Apply now to become a Primary or Secondary School Teacher