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Training to teach maths

Good maths teacher are always in demand. You’ll benefit from a generous training bursary, or scholarship to support your training. Alternatively, you could earn a salary on a School Direct (salaried) course.

By training to teach maths, you’ll be embarking on a career that offers more than just exceptional job satisfaction. You’ll also get to help young people conquer a skill integral to their long-term success.

Once you qualify, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £22,244, or £27,819 in inner London. With lots of opportunities for rapid career progression and pay increases, you could earn up to £65,000 as a great teacher.

On your teacher training course, you’ll learn the best ways to engage pupils and make maths enjoyable, ensuring they have the skills they’ll need for years to come. You’ll be teaching across a range of ages and abilities every day. Your training will enable you to switch seamlessly between introducing algebra to teaching the intricacies of trigonometry to older students. 

Support available

You could benefit from a tax-free training bursary or scholarship of up to £25,000 to support your training. Alternatively, you could earn a salary if you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First.

If you don’t have a maths degree, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) 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 service. This will give you access to tailored advice from a teaching professional throughout the application process.

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