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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  • Get Into Teaching Day

    05 May 2015 AT 09:00

    We are offering a placement day for those looking to find out more about teaching biology, chemistry, physics, geography, mathematics, French, Spanish or design technology in conjunction with the School Experience Programme. 

    Northampton Open
  • George Spencer Academy SCITT Thinking of Teaching Experience

    05 May 2015 AT 17:00

    This Open Evening is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has applied or is thinking of applying to train to teach. 

    Nottingham Open
  • Train to Teach at Cranford Community College

    05 May 2015 AT 17:00

    Cranford Community College is recruiting graduates in maths, sciences, German, Spanish, English, geography, computing and RE to train to become qualified teachers via the School Direct training route.

    Hounslow Open
  • London school led train to teach events

    05 May 2015 AT 17:30

    London schools are holding a series of school led train to teach events to provide information and support to potential applicants looking for teacher training places starting September 2015

    London Open