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.
There’s plenty of support available to get into teaching art and design
- once you register with us, you'll receive support from a teaching expert who will answer all your questions and assist with your application
- a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan to cover tuition fees and help with living costs, this is irrespective of receiving these loans during your undergraduate degree
- extra financial support if you're a parent or have a disability, which doesn't need to be paid back
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. Find out more about choosing the best teacher training course.
Once qualified you’ll be ensured job security, and benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £23,720, or £29,664 in inner London. 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.
Teacher training options
22 July 2019 - 18:30
Looking for a career with a real purpose? Join this online event to find out more about teaching as a career and the different routes you can take to qualify as a teacher in England. Our panel of experts will help you decide which route is best for you and provide lots of advice to kick start your new career.
Return to teaching
25 July 2019 - 18:30
Considering a return to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you return, answering questions on arranging school experience, subject knowledge enhancement, preparing your application and finding vacancies.
Preparing for your teacher training
29 July 2019 - 18:30
If you've been accepted on a teacher training course, this online event is for you. Our panel of experts will provide useful resources and share hints and tips to help prepare you for your first day in school.
Change career to teaching
05 August 2019 - 18:30
Considering changing career to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Our teaching advisers will discuss the different routes available to help you retrain. Our panel will also include a teacher who will share his or her experiences of the obstacles they faced when changing career.