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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 scholarship or bursary. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.

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.

After training 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.

Support available

You could be eligible for tax-free financial support ­ – a scholarship of £27,500 or a bursary of £25,000.  Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First. 

If you don’t have a relevant degree in geography, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement course before you start your training.

There’s even support in place before you apply. With a 2:2 degree or higher, you could be eligible for our free Premier Plus adviser service. This will give you access to free tailored advice from a teaching professional throughout the application process.

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