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Training to teach chemistry

The benefits 

  • you could get a tax-free bursary of £26,000 or a £28,000 scholarship to support your training 
  • further funding for training with a tuition fee and maintenance loan and extra financial support 
  • when you register with us, you'll receive support from a teaching expert, who will answer all your questions and assist with your application
  • great employment rates - 95% of newly qualified teachers are employed in a teaching role six months after qualifying
  • once you qualify, you’ll benefit from a competitive salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London; as your career progresses, so will your salary – in fact, teachers in leadership roles earn on average £57,500, with many earning significantly more 
  • you could benefit from the Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement scheme

 

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What to expect

As a core subject, schools require high-quality chemistry teachers. So there’s never been a better time to use your skills and knowledge in chemistry to inspire young minds.

Your training will prepare you for a number of classroom scenarios – from learning how to introduce students to atoms, elements and particles, to demonstrating impressive chemical reactions safely. While being surrounded by a team of mentors and tutors, you’ll become a confident and inspiring teacher. Find out more on choosing the best teacher training route

Enhance your subject knowledge 

If you don’t have a chemistry degree, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training – find out more

 

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Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Newcastle

30 June 2018 10:00

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

Newcastle upon Tyne

Preparing for your teacher training

25 June 2018 18:30

If you've been offered a teacher training place, this online session will answer your questions on how best to prepare for your teacher training.

Gaining school experience for primary teachers

27 June 2018 12:00

This online event will provide advice on gaining school experience for those interested in primary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on gaining and making the most of your primary school experience and it's relevance to your UCAS application.

Teaching a STEM subject and SKE

02 July 2018 18:30

Teaching is a great way of making your knowledge in a STEM subject count. We’ll help you with your routes into teaching and how subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) can help build up or refresh your subject knowledge before you commence your teacher training.