Become a teacher

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It's great you want to find out more about teacher training. We want to support you with your journey as much as we can, so to make things easier for you, we can send all the information you need to get you started directly to your inbox.

Enter your contact details to receive information on:

  • Funding and ITT costs
  • Entry requirements
  • Different route options within ITT, including including fee-paying, salaried, and the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship
  • How to check your eligibility to train
  • Upcoming Teacher Training information events
  • The application process
  • Benefits of training with the National Institute of Teaching and more

Ready to apply?

Applications for our 2024 Initial Teacher Training programme closed on 19 July 2024 for this year's cohort.

If you want to start your teacher training next year, applications reopen again on 8th October. If you are ready to apply, select 'Register to Apply' below to submit your details.

If you’d like to find out more about our ITT programme before applying, fill out your details above and we’ll be in touch.

What are the benefits of training with the NIoT?

A range of funding options

Available funding options include salaried, apprenticeships, scholarships and bursaries worth up to £29,000 tax free.

Full and part time training

Giving you the flexibility in how you train.

A wide range of school placements

Organised by dedicated local teams, you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of nationwide school placements.

School-based training

Fully immersive, school-based training with one day a week protected for reflection and learning.

Expert support

Expert staff from the NIoT and placement schools consistently support your development

Research informed training

NIoT is one of the first institutes of its kind in the world to be born from schools and driven by research.

Am I eligible to train to teach?

You’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
  • A GCSE grade C or above in English and maths, or equivalent
  • Primary teachers will need a GCSE grade C or above in science, or equivalent
  • Your degree or A-levels will need to be relevant to the subject/phase you wish to teach.*

*Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What are the routes into teaching?


All our ITT courses are available through the fee-paying option, and all lead to QTS and a PGCE qualification. Course fees are payable by trainees. The DfE offer bursaries and scholarships for many courses - up to £29,000 tax free. Tuition fee and maintenance loans may also be available depending on your circumstances.


Candidates with strong academics and relevant experience may be eligible for a salaried route into teaching. All courses lead to QTS and a PGCE. Salaries are determined by the unqualified teachers' pay scale. Salaried options are available in certain high-priority subjects.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

This is a nationally recognised, employment-based route into teaching for those already working in a school. All trainees will work towards QTS and an end point assessment. A PGCE can be obtained for an additional cost if validated by the University of Birmingham. Trainees will earn a salary whilst working towards their qualifications.

Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship for Schools

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