Business studies

Training to teach business studies

As a business studies teacher, you get the chance to give young people a head start in developing the skills they’ll need for everyday professional life. In doing so, you can also show how everything they’ve learnt in their wider education will contribute to their long-term prospects.

A brilliant business studies teacher can help pupils understand the importance of education and its practical applications when they become adults. These are valuable skills that can play an important role in their development – whether that’s as they progress towards apprenticeships, further education, or entering a profession.

Business studies is interlinked with subjects right across the curriculum – from using maths in practical economic terms, to understanding how the sciences, art, technology and languages are valuable assets for building a successful career.

As a trainee business studies teacher, you’ll develop the skills to help young people thrive and set them up for success in later life.

And once you’ve qualified, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London. You'll also have lots of opportunities for rapid career progression and pay increases.


Almost seven in ten trainee teachers has a first-class or 2:1 degree

Starting salary of up to


once qualified

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Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

This event in Lancaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.