Overseas graduates

Teaching in England offers a wealth of opportunities and rewards to enable you to build a stimulating and successful career. There’s also plenty of support in place to help trainees on their journey into teaching – particularly in maths and physics – so becoming a teacher may be easier than you think. 

If you want to train to teach in England, we’re here to help. Your first step should be completing our registration form so you can receive one-on-one support from our dedicated advisers. Once you’ve done that, start exploring the different teacher training routes available to get an idea of which one might suit you.

If you’re a graduate from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you may need to apply for a visa before starting your teacher training course. The type of visa will depend on whether you choose a salaried or non-salaried route. For example, if you choose School Direct (salaried), you may need to apply for a Tier 2 visa.

No matter where you’re from, you’ll need to meet some basic eligibility requirements in terms of qualifications. The training provider you apply to will make the final decision on equivalency of any overseas qualifications you have.

You can also:

Important information for non-UK EU nationals and EEA citizens following EU referendum result: 

EU nationals applying for teacher training in 2017/18 and 2018/19 will still be able to access tax-free bursaries or scholarships, and a tuition fee loan. Under current rules, EU nationals can access this support if they have resided in the European Economic Area or Switzerland throughout the three-year period before the start of the course. For EU citizens living in the UK, the agreement with the EU on citizens’ rights means EU citizens living here before the UK’s withdrawal can stay and carry on living their lives broadly as now. For more information, visit GOV.UK

If you’re already a qualified teacher from overseas, please visit our overseas candidates page to find out how you could gain qualified teacher status (QTS) in England.

 

95% of newly qualified teachers are employed in a teaching role within six months of completing their training

On average, a teacher earns £38,400 a year

Watch this video for helpful tips on getting into teaching, from real trainees and experienced teachers. Transcript (PDF, 118KB)

If you want to do it, if you think you have a passion for it, then go for it.

Mia Webb, trainee maths teacher

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Nottingham Trent University

24 January 2018 12:00

This event in Nottingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Nottingham

Train to Teach Exeter

24 January 2018 16:30

This event in Exeter will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Exeter

Train to Teach Sheffield

25 January 2018 16:30

This event in Sheffield will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Sheffield

Train to Teach University of Warwick

27 January 2018 12:00

This event in Coventry will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Coventry