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Become a qualified teacher in England

Follow these steps if you want to become a qualified primary or secondary school teacher in England. You’ll need to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

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Check your qualifications To start primary or secondary initial teacher training, you’ll need to have a degree or equivalent qualification. Find out what to do if you do not have a degree.

You’ll also need: English GCSE grade 4 (C) or above Maths GCSE grade 4 (C) or above Science GCSE grade 4 (C) or above if you want to teach in primary education

If you do not have the required GCSEs or you have overseas qualifications, you’ll need to show that you have an equivalent level of education.

Find out about teaching and training Before you commit to a training course you’ll need to decide if teaching is for you, and think about what age group or subject you want to teach.

Events give you a chance to talk to real teachers, experts, and training providers about every aspect of teaching and teacher training. They cover everything from funding your training, a day in the life of a teacher, to what you’ll need for a successful application.

Get advice from a teacher training adviser. All our teacher training advisers are experienced teachers who can support you through the whole process and offer you one-to-one advice.

This is a free service and your adviser will be there to support you throughout the whole process of becoming a teacher.
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Consider School Experience:- Before you commit to a teacher training course, you might want to spend some time in a school. This can give you valuable first-hand experience of what teaching might be like, and what’s involved during a teacher’s day. It may also give you a chance to see a range of lessons and age groups being taught.
Our teacher training advisers can help you select a provider, prepare for interviews and complete your application successfully.