Teacher Training: Route into teaching

There are a number of avenues that can lead to a role in teaching in England.

To become a qualified teacher in state maintained schools across England and Wales you need to have qualified teacher status (QTS). This is gained through training known as Initial Teacher Training (ITT). Entry onto ITT is generally competitive but less so for shortage subjects.

Choosing a teacher training pathway:

Get as much work experience in schools as you can to help you decide and support your application. If you’re not sure which age or subject would suit you best, contact schools in your area and ask to observe in a classroom. You should also speak to the teaching staff about the challenges and rewards of teaching.

Ways to nail your trainee teacher:

  • Get your paperwork together
  • Apply for jobs
  • Remember how far you have come

Join our Teacher Teaching courses now so that we can guide on your next step.