About Get Into Teaching
Inspire the next generation.
Get Into Teaching is a free service provided by the Department for Education to give information and advice on teaching. The service itself encompasses everything from personal statement guidance, to finding school experience, to help with your application; supported by a dedicated teacher training adviser who is on hand to assist you at every step.
Good teachers are in demand, and there are excellent employment prospects for new teachers. To add to this, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact, bringing your personality, experience, and wisdom to the classroom.
It starts here - we want teachers who are smart enough to know they don’t know it all.
Ready? Bring it.
Why become a teacher?
Teaching is rewarding – in more ways than one.
Once you’ve qualified, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary of at least £25,714 or up to £32,000 in inner London. You’ll also have opportunities for rapid career progression, pay increases and a generous pension.
Whilst you train, there are generous tax-free bursaries and scholarships available for those wishing to train in a number of key subjects.
Teachers are also afforded much more holiday than most careers, allowing you to do more of what you love.
Perhaps most importantly, teaching offers you the chance to do something that makes a real difference to society. Check out some of our videos below to see how teaching makes an impact.
Training and development
Once you have your degree, there are different ways to undertake teacher training.
You can either:
- Study at a university as a postgraduate student.
- Train as you teach at a school or group of schools.
Whichever route you choose, your training will largely be the same.
Some teacher training programmes also offer you the chance to earn a salary. There is also funding available depending on which subject you choose to teach.
Find out more about ways to train here.
We’re committed to welcoming international candidates to train to teach in England. You’ll have the chance to gain experience in a creative, innovative teaching environment, and upon completing your course, you’ll gain a globally valued qualification.
Find out more about training as an international candidate here.
What we are looking for
We are looking for high-quality, passionate graduates that want to make their degree, knowledge and skills really count, using your creativity to bring your subject to life. You’ll be committed to ensuring that all pupils have the chance to fulfil their potential in a subject that can change their lives for the better.
To train to teach as a teacher at secondary level, you’ll need a degree, and a standard equivalent GCSE grade C or four in Maths and English.
Once you have a degree or equivalent qualification, you’re ready for postgraduate primary or secondary initial teacher training courses.
You also need the following GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent qualifications:
- science if you want to teach primary
Upcoming Summer Events
Ready to discover more on teaching? We’re hosting two different types of events this summer to get you one step closer to the classroom:
- First event - Tuesday 07 June 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Second event - Tuesday 21 June 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Third event - Wednesday 22 June 5:00pm to 8:00pm
- Fourth event - Tuesday 12 July 9:00am to 5:00pm
These 45-minute-long events, geared towards those still studying and university graduates, will explore the skills, qualities and attributes needed for a successful teaching career, and how to apply. Find out what support is available and ask any questions you may have. You’ll even receive a £5 Uber Eats voucher for attending.
Click here to sign up to an event.
Teaching is dynamic - things are changing constantly and there’s creativity and there’s imagination and all these things are feeding into these lessons and experiences you’re having.
David Niklas – Teacher of English
teaching and education
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- 0800 389 2500