Training to teach English

The job satisfaction of teaching English is hard to beat. You’ll put your knowledge to brilliant use by inspiring pupils of all abilities to achieve the best attainable levels of literacy. You could receive a tax-free £15,000 bursary to support you while train to teach English.

English is a vital subject at the core of the curriculum, one that can be integral to young people’s long-term prospects and success. That’s why schools need the very best professionals and graduates to bring their skills as English teachers to the classroom. As part of the curriculum, you get to use your knowledge and creativity to:

  • provide your pupils with the ability to express themselves to the best standards, both verbally and in writing
  • help your class to become critical thinkers, working together to explore and dissect modern and classic literature
  • ensure students meet the mandatory minimum requirement at GCSE that further education and professions demand

Your training will have a strong focus on helping your classes to become effective communicators. You’ll learn the teaching methods and strategies that will help them hone their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to stand them in good stead for the future.

And once you’ve qualified, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London. You'll also have lots of opportunities for rapid career progression and pay increases. 

Enhance your subject knowledge 

If you don’t have a degree in English, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training. During the course, you could get a SKE bursary of up to £2,400 for a shorter course of 8-12 weeks and £5,600 for a 28-week course – find out more

In 2016/17,

84%

of trainee English teachers had a 2:1 or first

Starting salary of up to

£28k*

once qualified

*Find out more

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Birmingham

25 October 2017 15:00

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

Birmingham

Train to Teach York

31 October 2017 16:30

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

York

Train to Teach Edge Hill University

01 November 2017 15:00

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

Liverpool

Train to Teach University of Reading

02 November 2017 16:30

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

Reading