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How to apply?

To train to teach in primary and secondary, you will need:

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths (and science if you want to teach primary)
  • a bachelor’s degree  (this does not have to be in teaching)
  • be eligible to live and work in the UK for the duration of the programme

There are broadly two pathways that can be followed through the training year - fee paying and salaried. Each pathway has different implications for training as well as their unique benefits:

Fee Paying

Our fee-paying programmes enable trainees to train for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), whilst being fully immersed in school life. 

These trainees are based in the classroom of a qualified teacher.  They follow a clearly defined school-based curriculum that builds on the centre-based taught programme.

Tuition fee trainees are super-numerary, meaning they are 'in addition to' the normal staffing provision.  This enables tuition fee trainees the ability to observe the host teacher and other practitioners as well as the time to analyse, reflect and develop their understanding and skills incrementally.
Salaried and Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship

Salaried trainees are employed by a placement school.  They therefore receive a salary.  For those employed in a maintained school, this will be on point 1 of the unqualified teacher pay scale.  For those in academies, this would be point one of their equivalent scale.

These trainees have employment responsibilities to their school that are in addition to the requirements of the training programme. These will vary from school to school but may include taking responsibility for large amounts of whole-class teaching from the beginning of the year. Other responsibilities may include before/afterschool cover, covering PPA or being the additional adult (the teaching assistant role) in the class. Due to the additional responsibilities and demanding nature of this pathway, salaried routes are often most suitable for those who have an existing relationship with a school or have significant relevant experience.

These routes are highly competitive and subject to school availability.