Teaching can be a stimulating and rewarding career. Good teachers are always in demand, and with starting salaries averaging £23,000 complete with generous bursaries and scholarships while you learn, this is the ideal time to train.
We have been training teachers and educators for over 50 years, and pride ourselves in developing confident and adaptable graduates who are in demand by schools.
We are consistently above the national average for the number of our students in teaching roles within a year of graduating.
(Teaching Agency data, February 2012)
What qualifications do you need?
All initial teacher-training courses lead to the all-important recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is your licence to teach pupils in state maintained or special schools. You will then have to do a three-term induction in a school as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) before you become a fully-fledged one.
It is slightly different in the post-compulsory education sector where you can train for Qualified Teaching and Learning Skills status (QTLS). QTLS is completed post-qualification and within your employing institution through professional formation. This involves you demonstrating your skills and knowledge in your professional practice. Applications are made by you through the Society for Education and Training and the time frame for completion is determined by your individual circumstances.
New in 2015 is the Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), which is based around the Teachers' Standards (Early Years). This qualification is designed for anyone who wishes to work in the Early Years sector with children and babies from 0 – 5 years. It does not qualify to work in primary schools.
Find out about the different training routes available.