Training to teach chemistry

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.  

The benefits

you could get £32,000 to teach chemistry - a £26,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £6,000 after tax once in teaching; alternatively, you could receive a prestigious scholarship with £28,000 tax-free while you train and the same £6,000 after tax once in teaching

further funding for training with a tuition fee, maintenance loan and extra financial support if you're a parent or have a disability 

once 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 to expect   

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. 

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.