Teacher training options
The next step in pursuing a career in teaching is to plan for the best way to achieve your qualified teacher status (QTS). This enables you to teach across state-maintained schools across England and Wales, and will mean completing a programme of initial teacher training (ITT). ITT
helps you develop the skills you need to become an effective teacher.
Find out about the many different ITT options available to potential trainee teachers.
Find out about eligibility and applying for the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).
Graduates who want to train in a school environment should consider school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT).
On the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), you can attain QTS while training and working in a paid teaching role.
Teach First trains its participants to be effective teachers and leaders in challenging schools.
This programme is designed for teachers who qualified outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Be employed by a school, earn a salary, complete your degree and work towards QTS, all at the same time.
A BA or BSc with QTS is an honours degree that also incorporates teacher training.
A bachelor of education (BEd) course enables you to study for your degree and complete your ITT at the same time.
Some candidates with substantial school experience may be able to qualify with minimal teacher training.
Find out about the new Assessment Only (AO) route to QTS for very experienced teachers with a degree.
Access information on choosing the right ITT course and provider.
These resources and links can help you find the right training provider for your needs.
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- Salaries for newly qualified teachers start from £21k–£27k
- Bursaries: You could get £20k tax-free for courses starting in 2012