Teacher Training

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Why teach?

Teaching is a career which enables you to inspire the next generation and share your passion for learning.  There are a range of pathways you can take into teaching, whether you are looking into becoming a Primary school teacher or sharing your subject knowledge as a Secondary school teacher.  As a teacher you have the ability to make a difference to the lives of others. 

Routes into teaching



The salaried route into teaching requires employment by a school.  As a salaried trainee your tuition fees will be paid for and you will be expected to plan, teach and assess students from the beginning of your employment and subsequent training course.



As a non-salaried trainee, you will be expected to attend a school placement and you will be given days off to participate in the core programme at your ITT provider.  The course costs up to £9,250 per year.



If you have not yet obtained a degree then you can gain QTS as part of an undergraduate degree course.  The cost is typically £9,250 and the length of training can be anywhere from 1-4 years based on your provider and circumstances.


Assessment-Only Route

This route does not require additional teacher training however, candidates must have had relevant school experience, usually in at least two schools and hold a degree.  The candidate will be required to show evidence that they meet the standards in order to obtain QTS. 


In order to begin your teacher training you must have the correct qualifications including:

  • A degree

  • A GCSE English qualification grade 4 (C) or above

  • A GCSE Maths qualification grade 4 (C) or above

  • A GCSE Science qualification grade 4 (C) or above for a Primary course

If you completed your qualifications abroad, you can contact UK ENIC for a statement of comparability


If you do not have the required GCSE qualifications, you can take an equivalency test.  Check with your ITT provider to see which companies they recommend.

How to apply

Applications can be made through the new service called ‘Apply’ and completed online at 


You can register with the DfE who will provide an Advisor to offer one-to-one support with:

  • getting school experience

  • funding your course

  • choosing the right training

  • writing your personal statement

  • interview tips

Applications can be submitted from October for courses starting the following academic year.

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If you choose to apply to a non-salaried course, you may be eligible for financial support including bursaries, scholarships and student finance loans during your training period.


You should check with your chosen provider to find out the course fees for the academic year.

Bursaries are available for certain subjects.  For the training year 2021-22, trainees with a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s were eligible for the following bursaries.

Bursaries and scholarships for the training year 2022-23 will be released in the Autumn Term.


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