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 £26,000 or a £28,000 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. 

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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 £22,917, 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. Additionally, teaching offers access to a wealth of other benefits – from a generous pension to enjoying the flexibility of school holidays, up to 13 weeks, which are unique to the profession.

Enhance your subject knowledge 

In the academic year 2016/17, over a third 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 – find out more

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27 February 2018 16:30

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06 March 2018 16:30

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