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Teaching can be rewarding, both financially and emotionally. Whatever your motivations, we have a number of ways to get you into teaching, which is a job like no other!

About our Teaching programmes

We provide numerous routes into teaching and we tailor our programmes to fit your schedule. We provide high-quality, affordable training both locally and online with a 99% pass rate and 95% employment rate at the end of your training.

If you have the drive to become a teacher but don’t know where to start, are worried about the investment of time or money that you’ll have to make, or if you’re just not sure it’s the right career for you, get in touch for a chat with our friendly Advice and Admissions team. 

They can discuss your funding, your schedule, learning support, and help you find the right course for you. You will also be able to discuss any additional support needs confidentially. 

 

Routes into teaching

We offer various routes into teaching for you to consider. Some are more classroom-based, such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and others are more school-based, like the Apprenticeship.

If you’re already working as a coach/trainer in the private sector our Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is perfect as a more formal qualification to get you ahead in your career. 

If you are working in Early Years and wish to pursue teaching and/or a degree in education, the Foundation Route will support you towards this goal.

Throughout your time with us you’ll also benefit from our unique teaching practices, that incorporate our award-winning Learning Philosophy and our Learner Attributes programme.

To learn more on the routes into teaching we offer, download our Guide to Teacher Training.

If you'd like to discuss your funding, schedule, learning support or get help finding the right programme for you, contact us online or call 0800 612 6008 for a no-obligation chat.

If you're ready to apply, search our programmes below and apply online. 


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What is a career pathway?

Education takes time and money. By giving you a clear view of what qualifications you need to get the job and the salary that you want, we take the stress out of learning.

Our career pathway maps show you the entry requirements for each qualification and how long they take to achieve. With each new qualification, you have the option to continue studying at the next level or explore your employment options with a guide to the jobs and salaries you can expect at that stage. Each step of the way, our career advisors are there to help you make the right choice for you.

By focusing on your future employability and opportunities, we hope to inspire in you the drive to succeed and make the most of your investment in education. 95% of students that completed a course with us progressed directly into employment or onto higher-level learning such as a higher-level course, apprenticeship or university study.*
*AL destination data for 16-19 year olds

While the right qualifications can get you a job interview, it’s the attributes that we teach alongside your chosen programme that will get you the job.

Find out more about our Attributes and Learning Philosophy.

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Funding   

Baked beans on toast every day, is it?
Unless you’re using student life as an excuse to embark on a radical new diet, investing in your education and future career shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice your existing lifestyle! 

There are several funding options outlined below, but more details can be found on our website at and our Student Finance team are always on hand to take you through the application process step by step.

Tuition fees

  • UK students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of part, or all of your tuition fees
  • Fees don’t have to be paid up front
  • Paid directly to your college/university

Maintenance loans

  • Helps towards your living costs
  • The amount of the loan is based on where you are going to live and study, as well as your household income
  • Paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term

Bursaries

  • The Department for Education offers bursaries and grants for undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Different subjects attract varying levels of funding, so check the Get Into Teaching website

Extra help

  • As well as the above, you may be eligible for extra help depending on your personal circumstances. This could include income support, tax credits, or grants for dependent children or adults
  • Speak to our Student Finance team or visit the Student Finance website and use the student finance calculator to see what extra help you can get

Repayments

You need to pay back:

  • Tuition fee loans
  • Maintenance loans
  • Postgraduate loans

You do not need to pay back other student finance, for example grants and bursaries, unless you’ve been paid too much. 
When you start repaying your loan depends on your repayment plan.
You usually start to repay the loan once you earn over a certain amount and the payments are deducted directly at source, just like you paid for national insurance or tax. 

You must repay your student loan if you leave your course early.
 

The teaching industry

In the period up to 2024, it is predicted that the workforce for secondary education teaching professionals will grow by 3.8% and thereby create 18,800 more jobs.

In the same period, 33.4% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 163,400 job openings.
Working in teaching involves planning, organising, and providing instruction in one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/middle school.

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