Do you know your Premier Plus, GTTR, SCITT and QTS? Those who do, teach. With so many changes to graduate routes into teaching, it can be difficult to know which route is best for you, what other options exist and what support you may get. The DfE Get into Teaching website has useful resources and regularly puts on free events where you can find out more about the different types of teachers, the qualification routes and how to apply.
One route, Teach First, is now the UK’s largest graduate employer. There is also the new Premier Plus route for students expecting a 2:2 or higher and interested in teaching secondary maths, physics, chemistry, languages, computing or design and technology. And there are still some generous bursaries out there:
- Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Computing – up to £25,000
- Biology - up to £15,000
- Modern Languages – up to £25,000
- Geography, Design and Technology, Primary Maths Specialist – up to £12,000
- Other priority subjects – up to £9,000
Experience is important when applying for teaching qualifications. It can be hard to get because of the CRB checks required by schools but you should make use of the work experience programmes available through the Teaching Agency.
For more information about careers in teaching visit Careers Tagged.