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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.


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. You may also be eligible for tax-free financial support or earn 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.


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

Secondary funding options

The subjects that attract bursaries and scholarships are listed below. If you are not eligible for this support, 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 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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  • Red Kite Teacher Training Open Evening

    25 November 2015 AT 19:00

    The Red Kite Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of primary, secondary and special schools based around Leeds and Harrogate. We have an excellent school-based initial teacher training programme tailored to meet individual training needs and aspirations.

  • Bay House School - School Direct Open Day

    26 November 2015 AT 08:30

    This is an open day to allow potential candidates the opportunity to experience our school environment. You will be able to observe subject specific lessons and have the opportunity to meet with experienced teachers to explore the role of teachers today.

  • Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Taster Day in Teaching

    26 November 2015 AT 08:45

    The event will allow you to gain experience in a secondary school prior to applying for an ITT course.

    Holmes Chapel
  • Northern Lights - Open Morning

    26 November 2015 AT 09:00

    Northern Lights is now recruiting its fourth cohort of trainee teachers, in Partnership with Leeds Trinity University.