If teaching is the career for you then your next steps should be to gain some school experience and consider putting in an application for a teacher training place.
Do you have any school experience?
Your decision to pursue a teaching career is a big step and you need to make sure it is the right option for you. Spending some time in a school will help you to make this decision and demonstrate your commitment to potential teacher training providers. Whatever ITT route you decide to pursue, your training provider will expect you to have some recent school experience. The Department for Education runs a school experience programme for eligible participants. For more information on this please visit: www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
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Next steps – how to apply
For more detailed information on the application process for the different routes into teaching we advise you to visit the Department for Education’s ‘Get into teaching’ website: www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
If you have not already done so, we advise you to visit the above website and register your details. You may be eligible for the Premier Plus service which provides dedicated support and guidance with your ITT application.
The application system for university-led, School Direct and SCITT courses is managed by UCAS. This system will list all of the different training providers across the country and the courses they offer and is where, when the time is right, you will need to submit your application: www.ucas.com
Alongside your application for a teacher training course you should also consider applying for a BCS scholarship. A scholarship is worth £25,000 and replaces the bursary you might otherwise be eligible for. Further information can be found here.