Training to teach art and design

When you teach art and design, you have the opportunity to unlock a young person’s creativity and bring it to life. Great art teachers not only help to develop their cultural education, they teach important skills that can help young people shape successful, exciting careers in the UK’s growing creative industries.

The benefits

further funding for training with a Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan and extra financial support if you're a parent or have a disability 

when you register with us, you’ll receive practical advice and guidance from our team of experienced teachers via our free Teacher Training Adviser service  

What you need to know

Through teacher training, you’ll gain the skills to plan lessons that help young people become critical thinkers, developing their appreciation and understanding of all forms of art. This includes teaching pupils about the work of great artists, craft makers and designers. 

Once you qualify, you’ll start on a salary of at least £24,373, or £30,480 in inner London; as your career progresses, so will your salary – teachers in leadership roles can earn on average £58,881, with many earning significantly more. Additionally, teaching offers access to a wealth of other benefits – from a generous pension to enjoying the flexibility of school holidays, up to 13 weeks, which are unique to the profession.