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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.Please note: The National College for Teaching and Leadership was formed on 1 April 2013 following the merger of the Teaching Agency and the National College for School Leadership. As a result there may still be references to the Teaching Agency on this site.
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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.
As a teacher you can expect a competitive salary and excellent career progression and development opportunities.
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 are due to leave the Armed Services or are thinking about a change, a career in teaching could be right for 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.
Train to teach through this school-led path and get first-hand classroom experience. Your school could have a job in mind for you once you’re qualified.
If you love maths, why not use your skills to teach? Teaching is a rewarding career and you could receive funding or a scholarship while you train.
Now is the perfect time to become a computing teacher. You could train to teach the next generation of experts – all with the help of a bursary or scholarship.
You could receive a tax-free bursary while you train to teach physics, or a scholarship worth £20,000 from the Institute of Physics.
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