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:
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.