Teacher Training Courses

It’s not surprising that top graduates are choosing a career in teaching.

Teachers have the opportunity to inspire the next generation on a daily basis. Not only this, there is funding available to support trainee teachers during their initial teacher training.

Dependent on the subject you want to teach, you may be eligible to receive a tax-free bursary of £25k to train to teach in 2017.

There are two routes into teaching:

  • School-led
  • University-led

Applying for teacher training:

There’s still time to start teacher training this September 2017. Register to receive one-to-one, tailored advice and guidance from expert advisers.

Both routes incorporate the opportunity to gain hands on experience within a classroom and will ultimately lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Training will usually take a year.

Postgraduate certificates in education (PGCE) are awarded in all of the university-led courses, and the majority of school-led.

The Get into Teaching website has a detailed breakdown of the differences between each route.


There’s a wide range of funding available to support you during your teacher training – depending on the subject you want to teach; you could receive a generous bursary or scholarship. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train through the school-led route.

  • Bursaries: You could get a £25k tax-free bursary whilst you train (subject to eligibility. Selected subjects only.)
  • Scholarships: You may be eligible to receive a prestigious tax-free scholarship of £27.5k (computing, chemistry or maths only), £30k (physics only) . Not only this, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits such as free membership from a professional subject association, access to resources and events and networking opportunities
  • Postgraduate tuition fees/maintenance loans: If you’re looking to train on a non-salaried postgraduate teacher training course, there is other financial support available. You can use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra funding that may be available.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Region: East Anglia, East Midlands, London and South East, North East, North Wales, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland - North, Scotland - South/Central Belt, South Wales, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemistry
  • Computer & IT
  • Hardware
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems

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