Teacher training advisers

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.

Teacher training candidate

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:

  • email
  • text
  • WhatsApp

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.

They can:

  • 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

The application process went smoothly thanks to the help of my teacher training adviser, Ellie.

Habiba, teacher with a hearing impairment

Read how Habiba successfully applied to train to teach.

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

Can I get an adviser?

To sign up you’ll need to have, or be in your final year of studying for, a bachelor’s degree with honours. You’ll need to have or be predicted a grade 2:2 or higher (or an equivalent).

If you’re already a qualified teacher, you’ll need English qualified teacher status (QTS) and want to teach a secondary subject.

If you got your qualifications outside the UK, call us on 0800 389 2500 to check if you’re eligible for an adviser.

Get a teacher training adviser

Answer a couple of questions about yourself and we'll match you with an adviser for free, one-to-one support.

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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.

Our explore teaching advisers can help you find out what teaching is really like.

Find out more about explore teaching advisers.