Taking the university route gives you the opportunity to learn the theory and pedagogy of teaching, paired with school placements, while working towards achieving your PGCE.
If you are a graduate (in any discipline), you may opt to train via a university course. University-led courses run full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. All courses lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).
You need a degree if you want to train to be a teacher in England. You can gain a degree and qualified teacher status (QTS) together on a three- or four-year course, combining academic study with learning practical classroom skills.
There is lots of financial support available to help fund university-led training. Depending on your degree class and the subject you want to teach, you could be eligible for a generous tax-fee bursary or scholarship. If not, you’ll still have access to a tuition fee and maintenance loan to cover your training.
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