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Royal Society Of Chemistry - (RSC)

Updated: February, 2017

About Royal Society Of Chemistry - (RSC)

We believe that all children have the right to world-class chemistry education.

If you’re passionate about chemistry and inspiring the next generation then we would love to help you on your way to becoming an inspirational chemistry teacher. One way that we are doing that is by awarding £27,500 tax-free funding to talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England.


Why teach chemistry?

Teaching is an exciting, challenging and hugely rewarding career. No two days will ever be the same, but every day you’ll be sharing your passion for science and making a real difference to children and young people. It won’t always be easy, your patience and determination will both be tested, but if you become one of our scholars then we will support you through your training and beyond, with a range of fantastic benefits, including:

  • £27,500 tax-free funding from the Department for Education
  • free classroom materials including books, posters and a lab coat
  • mentoring by an expert chemistry teacher
  • meetings with other scholars
  • free online CPD courses
  • free membership to the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years, which itself includes a range of relevant benefits

Find out more.

Chemistry class

Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships – Why should you apply?

“Teaching is a rewarding job, on a daily basis. You get to teach and inspire students about what you love the most, in the way that you want, which makes it the most satisfying job I’ve come across. The Royal Society of Chemistry knows how to inspire young teachers to stand out and I always left every event feeling even more motivated to be an outstanding teacher.” Lyndsey Ayres Former Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Training Scholar.

Chemistry Teacher

Work sectors

teaching and education


East Midlands, East of England, London, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

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