Get into teaching
The National College for Teaching and Leadership, part of the Department for Education (DfE), is responsible for initial teacher training (ITT) in England. If you're interested in becoming a teacher we'll support you throughout the application process. In this section you'll find out about the different training routes and what a career in teaching has to offer.
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If you know what teaching route you want to take, you're ready to apply for your chosen teacher training course.
We've answered some of your commonly asked questions about becoming a teacher and what you can expect from teaching.
There are a variety of teaching routes to choose from, whether university-based or school-based.
You could be eligible for financial support while you train to teach, including grants, bursaries or scholarships.
Find out about bursaries available to train to teach mathematics, English or special educational needs (SEN) in further education settings.
As a teacher you can expect a competitive salary and excellent career progression and development opportunities.
If you're due to leave the Armed Services or are thinking of changing career, you could apply your knowledge and skills to teaching.
Sign up for more information and you could receive one-to-one advice about your route into teaching, plus exclusive benefits.
Find out more about the differences between primary and secondary teaching, and the subjects you could go on to teach.
Spending time in the classroom can help you discover whether teaching is the right career for you. Find out about the opportunities you could take.
A career in teaching offers fantastic rewards; learn how your working week could look as a teacher.
We host events across the country and online to help answer your questions about becoming a teacher.
If you're thinking of returning to a career in teaching, you can find out about the support available to you.
If you're thinking of applying for teaching training, take a look at our tools and tips to help you with your application and interview.