Training to Teach in Bradford

Training to Teach in Bradford

As a teacher in Bradford you'll be in demand. Teaching in Bradford will provide you with plenty of opportunities for career progression and at the same time you’ll play an important role in the development of children.  

Follow our key steps to making a successful application for teacher training in Bradford.  Remember, we’re here to help you every step of the way, you should register with us for free personalised one-to-one advice throughout the application process. 

1. Check your qualifications

The minimum requirement for teacher training is a degree and a GCSE grade C or equivalent in maths and English (and science, for primary trainees). If you don’t have the required GCSEs, some schools and universities may offer you the chance to sit an equivalency test. 

2. Find out about the financial support available 

Tax-free bursaries and scholarships are available while you train to teach, with the amount you receive being dependent on the subject you teach and your degree classification. 

You could also be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan from Student Finance England. 

3. Arrange school experience  

Book your school experience with our School Experience Programme – getting some experience will help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. It will also strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews.

4. Choose a training route to suit you 

  • school-led training for those who want to be based in a school from day one – observing and learning from experienced teachers 
  • university-led training usually begins at a university or college, where you’ll learn the pedagogy of teaching, before completing placements in schools, to put into practice what you’ve learnt

You can search for training providers in Bradford on UCAS Teacher Training

5. Submit your application 

Once you’re ready to apply, applications are made through UCAS Teacher Training. To apply you’ll need an engaging personal statement, details of relevant school or work experience, and two references. Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll also need to book and pass your skills tests and prepare for interviews you’re invited to attend. 

If you have any questions about teaching or teacher training, give the Get Into Teaching Line a call on 0800 389 2500.


Find out more about the different opportunities available for varied teaching roles and career progression within schools. Transcript (PDF, 202KB)

I decided to train as a teacher in Bradford to help inspire, motivate and challenge young people from a range of communities and backgrounds. 

Charles Simpson, trainee maths teacher

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

This event in Lancaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.


Application workshop Leicester

24 May 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.


Application workshop London

24 May 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.