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Training to teach biology

By training to teach biology, you can richly enhance pupils’ understanding of themselves and the world around them. You could also be supported by a generous training bursary, or earn a salary while you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First. 

When you teach biology, you’ll be responsible for introducing students to all manner of significant processes, from the human body to the natural world. You’ll be setting them up to succeed in a diverse range of important careers.

As a trainee biology teacher, you’ll learn the skills to plan and deliver engaging lessons that inspire the best results from your pupils. You’ll be assisted by a team of mentors and tutors, helping you become a confident and inspiring teacher.

On top of the job security and satisfaction, teaching biology also offers a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London and a diverse range of opportunities for rapid career progression.

Support available

You could benefit from a tax-free training bursary of up to £15,000 to support your training. Alternatively, you could earn a salary if you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First.

If you don’t have a degree in biology, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training.

There’s even support in place before you apply. With a 2:2 degree or higher, you could be eligible for our free Premier Plus adviser service. This will give you access to free tailored advice from a teaching professional throughout the application process.

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