Apply for teacher training

Apply for teacher training is a new GOV.UK service being trialled with a small number of training providers in England.

Learn more about teacher training in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

What you’ll need

To be eligible for teacher training, you need these qualifications (or their non-UK equivalents):

  • a degree
  • grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths GCSEs
  • grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE science if you want to teach primary

Before you start a teacher training course, your training provider will usually send you a health questionnaire to complete. This confirms you have the fitness and physical capacity to start training.

If you have a disability

It is against the law for training providers to discriminate against teacher training candidates with disabilities or special educational needs. Learn more about training to teach if you have a disability.

If you do not have a degree

You can teach in further education (age 14 to adult), or study for a degree leading to qualified teacher status. Learn more about eligibility for teacher training.

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