Troops to Teachers

As an Armed Services leaver, you can bring invaluable skills and experiences to the classroom by training to teach – where you could have the opportunity to apply for a fast-track Troops to Teachers course leading to an honours degree with qualified teacher status (QTS). 

Two-year Troops to Teachers courses are for non-graduates and lead to QTS and a degree qualification. This involves:

  • earning a salary as an unqualified teacher while you train (this could be 80% of the unqualified teacher pay ranges)
  • training to teach in a school for four days a week, with university training one a day a week to further your academic qualifications to degree level

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate, through your qualifications in the Armed Forces, that you have sufficient evidence of academic achievement and specialist subject knowledge to support your development.

The minimum eligibility requirements for the course are:

  • English language and maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C, plus science if you want to teach primary
  • a minimum of 120 subject-related Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points if your current qualifications relate specifically to your chosen subject for teacher training
  • a minimum of 240 credits if your qualifications are not specific to your chosen specialist subject for teacher training, but they are related

Your qualifications can be either academic (for example from the Open University), or professional qualifications like Command, Leadership and Management or Defence Train the Trainer courses. Experiences can be formal roles either as a trainer/instructor, or applying the subject you wish to teach.

The Troops to Teachers programme is full for September 2016

Finding non-graduate courses

Troops to Teachers is run by the University of Brighton as the lead in a consortium of higher education institutions comprising:

  • Bath Spa University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Reading
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Staffordshire
  • Delivery schools

For further information please contact troopstoteachers@brighton.ac.uk or call 01273 643 598

Classification as an eligible Service leaver

To be eligible for a Troops to Teachers course as a non-graduate, you will usually have served for at least four years, and are within five years of your discharge date at the start of the programme.

To register your interest in future Troops to Teachers opportunities, please contact troopstoteachers@brighton.ac.uk or call 01273 643 598.

Non-graduate Service leavers can earn a salary while training

Upcoming events

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Premier Pathways – Get into Teaching

31 May 2016 12:30

An interactive presentation and workshop on the benefits of teaching, and explaining the different routes into teaching.

London

Ark Teacher Training information evening

31 May 2016 18:00

A chance to learn about the Ark Teacher Training programme and get application advice.

London

Changing Career – drop-in sessions

02 June 2016 17:00

Join us for a coffee with a Teach First recruiter

Birmingham

Oxford Brookes University – PGCE primary open day

04 June 2016 09:00

Come along to our open day and find out about training to be a primary teacher on our PGCE course.

Oxford