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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  • Teach Surrey Information Event

    28 April 2015 AT 09:30

    Information events for those wishing to train to teach at primary or secondary level with Surrey’s Outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider.

    Guildford Open
  • The Sheffield SCITT Open Afternoon

    28 April 2015 AT 13:30

    Information afternoon about Initial Teacher Training at The Sheffield SCITT

    Sheffield Open
  • Mini Train to Teach at Poole High School

    28 April 2015 AT 17:00

    Our Train to Teach Roadshows are designed to provide you with a wealth of information on pursuing a career in teaching and how to apply for training in your region

    Poole Open
  • Train to Teach Cheltenham

    28 April 2015 AT 17:00

    Come along to the Thistle Cheltenham Hotel to get tips on writing a great application, guidance on the different training options, and the chance to ask questions.

    Cheltenham Open