Entry Criteria

Our entry criteria for NMAPS is as follows:


You will need a first or second class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard. Overseas qualifications will be verified through NARIC

A first degree comprises 300 HE credits of which 60 must be at the level of the QCF. 

A degree in the subject you want to teach, or a closely related subject is preferable. If your degree is in another subject, you will need a solid A level in the subject you wish to teach. In this case you will be required to take a DfE funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course.  The length of SKE depends on the individual: from an eight-week ‘refresher’ to a full 28-week course. For further details see: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/teacher-training-routes/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske-courses

GCSE Examinations

GCSE at Grade C/Level 4 in both English Language and Mathematics or the equivalent overseas qualification.

DBS Clearance and Occupational Health Check

NMAPS entry criteria require you to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and an online health check. 

English Language proficiency requirements

You will have excellent written and spoken English. 

Skills Test

A professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy will need to be completed by Monday 8th July 2019. Information can be found at: getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply/passing-the-skills-tests