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Explore my options

There are plenty of great ways to make a difference by getting into teaching. How you go about it will depend on your personal circumstances, qualifications, and the subject and age group you want to teach.

Check with course providers for confirmation of where you will be eligible to teach once qualified, or visit our eligibility page if you’re unsure about the basic requirements for teacher training.

If you want to train as a primary or secondary teacher, you can explore your options using the boxes below.

Subjects

As a teacher, you can use your passion to inspire the next generation and make a difference. Use this section to find out more about the different subjects you can teach.

Secondary subject options

Because you’ll be teaching your subject from key stage 3 right through to A level, you’ll get to see pupils’ understanding develop over the years you teach them. There’s lots of support available to help you fund your teacher training, including tax-free bursaries or a salary while you train – even if your degree isn’t in the subject you want to teach.

Priority subjects

These secondary subjects are particular priorities, so attract additional support and higher levels of funding. Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses are also available for eligible candidates who want to enhance their knowledge so that they can teach a priority subject.

Training options

Whether you’d like your training to be led by a school or a university, there’s a training course available to suit you. Explore this section to find out which is the best fit for you.

Funding

There’s lots of support available to help fund your teacher training, including tax-free training bursaries or a salary while you train.

Primary funding options

​Tax-free bursaries are available for trainee primary teachers on a qualifying postgraduate teacher training course in England. If you’re not eligible for a bursary, you can still access standard loans and grants to cover your tuition fees. Alternatively, if you are a graduate with three or more years’ work experience, you could earn a salary on a School Direct (salaried) training programme. 

Secondary funding options

The subjects that attract bursaries and scholarships are listed below, and are available to eligible trainees on a qualifying postgraduate teacher training course in England. If you are not eligible for this support, you could access standard loans and grants to cover your tuition fees. Alternatively, if you are a graduate with three or more years’ work experience, you could earn a salary in subjects beyond those listed below on a School Direct (salaried) training programme. You can search for all available courses on UCAS Teacher Training.

Upcoming events

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  • Surrey-wide - information event

    06 February 2016 AT 09:00

    Come and meet a variety of ITT providers from Surrey.

    Guildford
  • Return to Teach London

    06 February 2016 AT 09:30

    This event in London will allow you the chance to speak to experts about returning to teaching.

    London
  • University of Derby - Numeracy Skills Test Preparation Day

    06 February 2016 AT 09:30

    Our Numeracy Skills Test preparation days will help to equip you for the numeracy test you’re required to pass in order to gain a place on a teacher training course.

    Derby
  • Get into Teaching conference

    06 February 2016 AT 09:30

    This morning conference is aimed at: • anyone considering post graduate primary or secondary teacher training • those with conditional or unconditional offers for post graduate primary or secondary teacher training places with Ashton Sixth Form College or Cardinal Newman College • current trainees with Ashton Sixth Form College (Tameside School Direct Partnership) or Cardinal Newman College (Newman Teaching Alliance) Themes: Explore maths and numeracy teaching in yr 6 primary and yr 7 secondary Explore science/physics teaching in yr 6 primary and yr 7 secondary Survival tips - surviving your training year and your first year as an NQT Pedagogy and practice talks

    Manchester