Training to teach physics

A career as a physics teacher is hugely fulfilling. By sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject, you’ll show young people how physics is central to everyday life and needn’t be hard to learn.  

The benefits

you could get £32,000 to teach physics - a £26,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £6,000 after tax once in teaching; alternatively, you could receive a prestigious scholarship with £28,000 tax-free while you train and the same £6,000 after tax once in teaching

further funding for training with a tuition fee, maintenance loan and extra financial support if you're a parent or have a disability 

once you register with us, you’ll receive practical advice and guidance from our team of experienced teachers via our free Teacher Training Adviser service  

What to expect   

Your training will focus on how you can make the subject accessible, whether you’re leading practical experiments in electricity or introducing atomic structures. You’ll be introduced to a range of teaching strategies, ensuring confidence in delivering lessons that are exciting and accessible.

Once you qualify, you’ll start on a salary of at least £24,373, or £30,480 in inner London. As your career progresses, so will your salary – teachers in leadership roles can earn on average £58,881, with many earning significantly more.