Teaching is a hugely rewarding and exciting career. To become a qualified teacher, you'll need a Bachelor's degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You can gain this through a degree that includes recommendation for QTS or by studying for an undergraduate degree followed by doing a PGCE.
Depending on your current level of education, your experience and your personal circumstances, we can offer a number of different options for you to get into teaching.
Once you've decided the best route for you, have a look at the teacher training courses we offer.
Find your route
If you don't already have a degree...
Our BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS course is a three year undergraduate route that leads to Qualified Teacher Status.
If you're currently working in a school...
If you have a degree, you may consider our two year Primary PGCE part-time blended route.
If you already have an undergraduate degree…
A one year full-time PGCE (Postgraduate and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education) is a course which includes recommendation for QTS.
If you are already a teacher but need QTS...
If you have substantial classroom practice, you can apply for an Assessment Only route to QTS.
If you'd like to teach and travel...
Our three year BA (Hons) English Language and Teaching degree could be a perfect option for you if you want to teach and travel overseas. You’ll gain a degree and an internationally recognised Teaching Certificate.*
If you’d like to teach somewhere other than in schools…
If a career teaching in the education, training and skills sector (such as within further education colleges, private sector training providers and offender education) suits you best, we offer the Level 5 Certificate in Education (Teaching Post-16 and Further Education) for non-graduate subject or vocational specialists, and the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Teaching Post-16 and Further Education) for graduates. Both lead to a robust teaching qualification, which is recognised by the sector.**
* This course does not include QTS
** This course does not include QTS, but on completion
you may apply for the professional status of Qualified
Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)
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