Teacher training advisers give you free, one-to-one support, whether you’re just thinking about teaching or you’re ready to apply.
They have years of teaching experience and can answer all your questions about life in the classroom, as well as how you can get there.
They would answer any question I had, small or big, in a relaxed environment.
How does it work?
You’ll be matched with your own dedicated adviser. You’ll have the same adviser throughout your journey into teaching.
How often you talk to them is up to you – this could be every week for more than a year, or just a few times for some one-to-one support.
You can chat by phone, or by:
How can your adviser help you?
If teaching is just an idea
Your adviser can talk to you about what teaching is really like and help you understand if it’s right for you.
- talk through your questions and any doubts
- help you find school experience
- explain the steps to becoming a teacher
If you’re ready to apply
Your adviser can talk you through the application process step by step.
They can support you with:
- writing your personal statement
- understanding your different training options
- preparing for interviews
Habiba, teacher with a hearing impairment
The application process went smoothly thanks to the help of my teacher training adviser, Ellie.
If you’ve applied and been unsuccessful
Your adviser can help you improve your application if you were not successful the first time around.
They can help you:
- act on any feedback
- make your application stronger
If you’re thinking about returning to teaching
Your adviser can help you understand how to get back into teaching if you already have qualified teacher status (QTS).
They can help you:
- brush up on your subject knowledge
- find a role
Stephen, returning teacher
[My teacher training adviser] took considerable time to understand my situation.
Can I get an adviser?
To sign up, you’ll need (one of the following):
- a bachelor’s degree with honours, grade 2:2 or higher
- to be a final year student studying for a bachelor’s degree with honours
- an overseas qualification equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with honours, grade 2:2 or higher
If you’re a returning teacher who already has qualified teacher status (QTS), you’ll need to be returning to teach at a secondary school in England to get an adviser.
If you completed your degree overseas, you can call us to check your qualifications on 0800 389 2500.
Answer a few questions about your situation and we'll match you with an adviser.
If you’re a veteran
If you’re a veteran, you do not need to have or be studying for a degree to get support from an adviser.
Call us on 0800 389 2500 to get an adviser.
Our telephone service is available Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm, except on bank holidays(opens in new window).
Not a final year student or graduate?
You can still get an adviser if you’re an undergraduate student not in your final year.
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