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University-led training

This traditional route into teaching offers training courses for both graduates and undergraduates. If you want you to learn the theory of teaching at a university before applying this towards your school placements – this option is for you. 

On a postgraduate university-led route, you’ll.....

  • receive a tax-free £26,000 bursary or £28,000 scholarship to train as a teacher, depending on your training subject and degree class
  • be able to apply for a tuition fee and maintenance loan and extra funding to cover your training, this is with or without a bursary or scholarship 
  • be based at a university learning the method and practice of teaching’ before you apply this to your school placements; you'll spend plenty of time in two contrasting schools – a minimum of 24 weeks 
  • be awarded qualified teacher status (QTS), which is needed to teach as a qualified teacher in England
  • have the opportunity to receive a postgraduate qualification, usually a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) 

To apply for this route.....

  • you should first use UCAS search to find available courses; courses are available across England, so there are plenty of options when it comes to location 
  • applications are made via UCAS Teacher Training; apply to start teacher training this September and your application fee will be reduced to £1 - your application will also be fast tracked and you’ll receive a decision within 20 working days

 

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Undergraduate training

If you don't have a degree, you can gain a degree and qualified teacher status (QTS) together on a three- or four-year undergraduate course - find out more

If you need further information, call us on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or use our online chat service between 8am and 8pm.

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Compare the different routes into teaching (PDF)

Part-time postgraduate teacher training courses are also available - find out more 

Find out more about a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)

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15 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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20 September 2018 17:00

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22 September 2018 09:30

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29 September 2018 09:30

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