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If you’re interested in applying for teacher training for this September, we can help you find a teacher training place with our summer recruitment service.

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 find out more about the different subjects you could teach, the routes into teaching and funding support available 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 routes

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 route into teaching is best for you.

The course you choose will depend on your subject, qualifications, experience, and where you want to train. All courses include time spent training in at least two schools and lead to qualified teacher status.

There’s still time for you to start a teacher training course in September. When applying via UCAS, you can choose three different training providers. To increase your chances of success, you should consider applying for a mixture of university-led and school-led courses. You can make the final decision about which course is right for you based on your interview. 

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. 

Important information for non-UK EU nationals and EEA citizens following EU referendum result:
If you have secured a place on an initial teacher training (ITT) course starting in September 2016, or are thinking of applying for an ITT course starting this year, please be reassured there is no change to the financial support available to you – further information has been published by Student Finance England.

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.

Important information for non-UK EU nationals and EEA citizens following EU referendum result:
If you have secured a place on an initial teacher training (ITT) course starting in September 2016, or are thinking of applying for an ITT course starting this year, please be reassured there is no change to the financial support available to you – further information has been published by Student Finance England.

Upcoming events

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Support with your summer application

03 August 2016 18:30

Don’t worry – there’s still time to apply to start your teacher training course this September! This online session will provide you with lots of helpful hints and tips on how to make a successful application this August.

University of Warwick – teacher training information evening

10 August 2016 18:00

For an informative evening come to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Professional Education. You will learn about our initial teacher training (ITE) in the early years, primary and secondary sectors to help you decide how to embark on this fun, rewarding and challenging career.

Coventry

University of Warwick CPE Teacher Training Information Evening

10 August 2016 18:00

For an informative evening come to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Professional Education.

Coventry

Teach First – career changer drop-in session

16 August 2016 16:00

Meet with a Teach First recruiter to learn more about the Leadership Development Programme.

Manchester