Engineers teach

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Physics initial teacher training courses for
  • engineers
  • material scientists

The classroom needs you

Continue your engineering career by getting into the classroom and use your skills and passion to inspire the next generation.

We need more physics teachers. Without them children are missing out on the opportunity to develop their understanding of the world around them. Engineers bring a unique and innovative perspective into the physics classroom, helping to explain big things to young minds.

We want to train a diverse range of physics teachers who can pass on their knowledge in exciting and interesting ways to inspire the engineers of the future.

Engineering the future

Engineers and physicists help find solutions to some of our biggest problems. From climate change to secure energy sources, we need their problem-solving skills and creative thinking to help us survive some of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced.

The more great physics teachers we have in the classroom today, the more children will grow up inspired to become the physicists, engineers and physics teachers of tomorrow.

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Engineers teach physics training programme

This new teacher training programme helps engineers to become physics teachers.

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are now closed. You’ll be able to find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 4 October 2022.

What you'll learn

On this initial teacher training (ITT) course, you’ll:

  • learn more about the curriculum you’ll be teaching
  • develop your existing physics subject knowledge
  • gain valuable classroom experience

How we can help

If you would like more information about the course and application process, you can talk to a teacher training adviser. They can help you to:

  • understand more about the course
  • make an application
  • prepare for your interview

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My engineering degree provided a natural transition to teaching physics and I value the way science – especially physics – teaches a clear thought process and a way to make rational sense of the world.

Roger, physics teacher

Support with funding

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Funding for teaching physics

Scholarships of £26,000 or bursaries of £24,000 are available for trainee physics teachers. This is money that you do not have to pay back.

Find out about your eligibility for bursaries and scholarships.

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