Geography

Training to teach geography

Geography isn’t just an important subject that teaches young people about the world around them – it’s also increasingly popular. When you train to teach the subject, you could benefit from the support of a generous bursary  of £25,000 or a £27,500 scholarship. There’s even plenty of support before you apply – when you register with us. You’ll receive all your teaching-related questions answered and help throughout your application, from our teaching experts. 

There’s still time to apply for this September

Good geography teachers are sought-after by schools, so there’s no better time to inspire the next generation.

Your teacher training will set you up for long-term success on a career path where you get to use your knowledge to inspire young people’s interest in the world and its environment. You’ll develop the skills to devise and deliver enlightening lessons to teach pupils about our planet’s people, places, landscapes, processes and natural history.

At the end of successfully completing teacher training, you’ll gain qualified teacher status (QTS), which is needed to teach as a qualified teacher in England.  Additionally, all university-led courses will offer a postgraduate qualification, usually a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), and so do most school-led courses - you can check if a course provides a PGCE on UCAS Teacher Training.

Once you’re a qualified teacher, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London and excellent opportunities for rapid career progression.

Enhance your subject knowledge 

Last year nearly 40% of trainees in eligible subjects completed additional subject training to enable them to start teacher training. If you don’t have a geography degree, 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 up to £5,600 for a 28-week course. There’s also two-week intensive courses designed to quickly get you up to speed if you want to start training this September, these are available if you have a related degree in geography – find out more

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Application workshop Birmingham

14 September 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Birmingham

Application Workshop London

16 September 2017 09:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

London

Application Workshop Leeds

20 September 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Leeds

Preparing for your teacher training

26 July 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.