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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.

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  • Funding and ITT costs
  • Entry requirements
  • Different route options within ITT
  • 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 are now open! If you are ready to apply, you can do so through the DfE Apply website – click 'Apply Now' below.

Search for ‘NIOT’ on the DfE site to see all NIoT providers across the country. We recommend searching by ‘City, Town or Postcode’ to see our provision in your area. All NIOT providers will appear as NIoT@…

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.

If you'd like to find out more about the 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.

Why train to teach with the NIoT?

We are a new, pioneering institute, established by a diverse community of schools. Our blend of online and in-person learning will include contributions from schools in a range of different contexts, as well as from teachers and teacher-educators who are specialists in their fields.

We will be generating research and putting our findings to immediate use in our training so that you benefit from the very latest evidence of what works in teacher development.

We are rooted in schools – we know how rewarding teaching can be, but we also recognise the day-to-day obstacles to teacher development. Our schools offer excellent training environments, where you will be listened to and supported as you develop – and, who knows, they may even offer you a job at the end of it.

Teaching is meaningful, challenging and important. It runs the full gamut of human experience: in a single day, your class might make you snort with laughter, well up with tears and swell with pride. With NIoT initial teacher training, you will be working in schools – seeing what it’s all about – from the very start. But you’ll also be fully supported throughout by some of the best and most experienced teachers in the country, informed by the very latest research.

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