Support during your teacher training

Throughout your course, you’ll be supported in a number of different ways to ensure you’re comfortable and managing your training course. 

Teachers and trainees talk about their experiences of the support that is available while on a teacher training programme. Transcript (PDF, 117KB)

An extensive support network

Whether you’re based at a school or university, you’ll be surrounded by experts and mentors who are there to help you succeed in your teacher training.

With so many different aspects to teacher training, you can expect to receive support in a number of areas, including:

  • academic help with your assignments
  • training in the pedagogical elements of teaching and how to make your subject accessible
  • pastoral support around how you’re feeling about your training and progress

You can also look to your wider department for any general advice or reassurance. Remember, everyone has gone through teacher training at some point and will be able to offer help and guidance.

Help and advice throughout the application process

If you want to get into teaching, we’re here to help. When you register with us, you’ll get access to tailored advice and guidance from teaching experts to help you progress through the application process.

Financial support

You could be eligible for a tax-free training bursary or scholarship to help fund your journey into teaching – and there are loans available too. Get the full details of what’s available in our funding section.

Scholarship providers may also offer additional support with advice from mentors or opportunities to interact with the wider scholar community – find out more about scholarships.

If you’ve got any questions about teaching or teacher training, give the Get Into Teaching Line a call on 0800 389 2500.

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