Training options

Once you’ve decided which subject and age group you want to teach, you’ll need to consider the various different training courses. The one you choose will depend on your subject, qualifications, experience, and where you want to train. All courses include a minimum of 24 weeks training in at least two schools and lead to qualified teacher status. 

Most school-led and all postgraduate university-led courses include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), a professional qualification you can gain while training towards qualified teacher status.

Check with course providers for confirmation of where you will be eligible to teach once qualified.

School-led and university-led courses

These options are available in universities and schools, and account for the majority of teacher training places.

Other options

These options offer different ways to gain QTS depending on your professional or academic background.

Upcoming events

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  • Sutton SCITT/School Direct Open morning

    06 May 2015 AT 09:00

    Get the chance to learn more about our teacher training routes as well as observe some lessons in your chosen subject.

    Sutton Open
  • L.E.A.D. Urban Teaching School Alliance School Direct open event

    06 May 2015 AT 15:30

    Please drop into this event to discuss how to apply for school direct, find out how the course is run, what funding is avaliable, and more information on places within local schools.

    Nottingham Open
  • Get into Teaching with WRPITT

    06 May 2015 AT 17:00

    Anyone interested in becoming a teacher is invited to a special open evening where they can find out all they need to know about training – from a teacher training provider rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

    Pontefract Open
  • National Forest Teaching School – School Direct Information Event

    06 May 2015 AT 18:00

    This is a chance for anyone who is interested in applying for School Direct or our SCITT programmes to come and visit our newly refurbished Training Centre and meet our team.

    Burton on Trent Open