Becoming a Teacher with the MSC

We only offer secondary training; we are a secondary SCITT only. For a primary provider, please refer back to the DfE website.

We offer a wide range of subjects within the secondary sector. As a rule of thumb, your degree should be 50%  based in the subject you wish to teach. We would also consider other factors, such as a large breadth of related experience.


We only offer postgraduate routes into teaching, so you need a degree to commence the course. We will interview candidates who are completing a degree in  the same calendar year as the course begins.

You will need the following GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent qualifications:

  • English
  • Maths

If you do not have the GCSE specified above, we will accept an equivalency test from

This should be applied for and booked as soon as possible.

If your qualifications are from overseas, you can now chat online with a DfE adviser for advice and guidance. We also suggest that you apply for ENIC certification. 


You can get funding that you do not have to pay back if you train to teach certain subjects. This is in the form of a tax-free bursary. 

You can also apply for a student loan to cover course fees and living costs.


Which is the right course for you, click here for our guidance on routes.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to extra support, details can be found here.


You are now ready to submit an application via the DfE website, applications from 12th October 2021 and we will close in July 2022.

If you need further guidance or advice, you can contact the MSC at

The Get into Teaching team are also offering 1:1 advice with an expert adviser.