What are the routes into teaching?
There are different types of teaching and ways to qualify, so it's important to choose the right training programme. Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programmes across the UK are broadly similar, however, the routes differ depending on where in the UK you plan to train.
- Training to teach in England
- Training to teach in Wales
- Training to teach in Scotland
- Training to teach in Northern Ireland
There are essential academic and non-academic criteria you’ll need to meet to be eligible to apply for teacher training programmes. Some training providers may also have specific recruitment criteria. Once you’ve decided on the type of training programme you want to study, you can speak to your chosen training providers to find out more information before applying.
We don’t arrange student finance, but we can give you information and advice about funding and support to help point you in the right direction.
Whether you are a career changer, or taking the next step, training to teach can be a big investment. However, there’s often funding available to help you. What you’re eligible for will depend on what teacher training route you choose, where in the UK you live, and the subject you want to teach.
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What do I need to include in my personal statement?
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What happens once I’ve sent my application?