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Training to teach physics

The benefits 

  • you could get a tax-free bursary of £26,000 or a £28,000 scholarship to support your training 
  • further funding for training with a tuition fee and maintenance loan and extra financial support 
  • when you register with us, you'll receive support from a teaching expert, who will answer all your questions and assist with your application
  • great employment rates - 95% of newly qualified teachers are employed in a teaching role six months after qualifying
  • once you qualify, you’ll benefit from a competitive 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 
  • you could benefit from the Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement scheme

 

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What to expect 

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.

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. Find out more on choosing the best teacher training route

Enhance your subject knowledge 

If you don’t have a related degree, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training. 

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Application Workshop Manchester

15 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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Application Workshop Bristol

20 September 2018 17:00

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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Application Workshop Birmingham

22 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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29 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

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