Our core requirements

Welcome to your application for the Teach First Training Programme. The below questions relate to our core eligibility requirements. Please ensure all information provided on the application form is correct, complete and not misleading. Decisions relating to eligibility and suitability to join the Training Programme will be made on the information you have provided and we reserve the right to withdraw offers where this information proves to be inaccurate or incomplete.

Do you have the right to remain and work in the UK for the duration of our Training Programme?

Please note that, if your application is successful, we will require you to prove that you have the right to remain and work in the UK for the duration of our summer training period and two-year Training Programme. You will need to adhere to deadlines we set to verify this.

If you have any queries please email recruitment@teachfirst.org.uk.

The UK immigration system is being adapted to take into account the end of EU free movement - EU, EEA or Swiss nationals should see https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families for up to date information in this regard.

Have you completed an Initial Teacher Training Programme?

What is your first degree classification (expected or obtained)?



In the event you are still studying for this degree, please note the requirement to have completed your studies prior to starting the programme and the requirement to evidence your result at the point of starting the programme.

Do you have a GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above in maths and English Language?

You will be asked to provide details of your GCSEs or equivalent qualifications when you start your application form.

If you undertook overseas qualifications in English Language and/or maths you will be able to provide information about these under the relevant non-UK qualifications section later on.

Non-UK qualifications or non-standard qualifications, will be subject to additional qualification checks should your application be successful – these checks take place at offer stage only and will establish if you hold comparable qualifications or not.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our requirements, please contact us at recruitment@teachfirst.org.uk.