Anyone wanting to teach in England and Wales must complete initial teacher training (ITT). There are many different types of ITT
course – the one you take will be specific to the age group and, if you want to teach at secondary level, the subject that you want to teach. All courses cover the principles of teaching along with practical experience in the classroom.
There are several different ways you can complete your ITT: alongside a degree, straight after a degree, as a part-time course alongside work or as a full-time course. The option that is right for you will depend on your circumstances. You will need a degree and qualified teacher status (QTS) to become a teacher.
Answering these questions will help you plan your route into teacher training and achieving QTS. If you have any further questions, call the Teaching Information Line on freephone 0800 389 2500.
You can also explore ways of getting into teaching