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Education & Learning

Routes into Teaching

For the most current information and for individual advice please visit the Department of Education Get into Teaching website.

School led routes

There are school-led training options for graduates who want hands-on training in a school. On a school-led training course, you’ll get the chance to learn on the job in at least two schools, learning from experienced colleagues and putting your new skills into practice from day one.

School-led courses, such as SCITT or Schools Direct, generally last a year and result in the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Most courses include a postgraduate qualification, which is likely to carry with it Master’s-level credits.

You should check the exact details of individual courses at UCAS Teacher Training.

Local providers have included the following:

Information about Teaching Apprenticeships can be found via this link Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: information for potential candidates


University led routes

University led programmes are at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Undergraduate training

There are two types of degree that lead to qualified teacher status (QTS), a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees with QTS.

Postgraduate training

University led courses run full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Training includes spending time at university or college and a minimum of 24 weeks in placement schools.

Local providers include:


Other routes

Returners to Teaching

When you return to teaching, you bring invaluable experience with you. To make that process as easy as possible DfE have put together some information and resources you might find useful.

From time to time Hampshire County Council run courses for those who have recently returned to the profession. For information on the current arrangements please search the Learning Zone using the term ‘Returned to teaching’.

Overseas trained teachers

To be a qualified teacher in England, you will need to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). You may be able to gain QTS in England without any further training or assessment. If you are qualified to teach in the European Economic Area (EEA), Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, visit GOV.UK to find out more. Although not mandatory for all schools, evidence shows that most schools hire teachers who hold QTS, or are working towards QTS.

Get into Teaching - Overseas Applicants

Assessment only

If you’re an experienced teacher with a degree, you can achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) by the Assessment Only route which allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all of the standards for QTS. Criteria apply, see Assessment only for details and the current provider list.

Troops to Teachers

Two-year Troops to Teachers courses are for non-graduates and lead to QTS and a degree qualification. This involves earning a salary as an unqualified teacher while you train. Training to teach in a school for four days a week, with university training one a day a week to further your academic qualifications to degree level. For further information please contact or call 01273 643 598.

Teach First

Teach First is a charity offering a two year programme which  trains its participants to be in schools in low-income areas, specifically to address the needs of secondary-level pupils. Eligibility criteria apply, see Teach First.


Education events in Hampshire

If you are looking for information about a career in teaching please find details of 2017 events across Hampshire that will provide you with further information.

  • 06/12/2017

    4.00 - 6.00pm

    Train to Teach - The Petersfield School, Cranford Rd, Petersfield GU32 3LU

    Do you want to make a difference? Have you ever thought of a career in teaching? You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £26,000 during your training year.


    01428 724 324 ext 248

    Further information

  • 12/12/2017

    8.45am – 2pm

    School Experience Taster Day - Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ

    We are pleased to offer a placement day for eligible applicants looking to teach Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, French, German, Maths, Music, Physics or Spanish.

    Please register via Eventbrite.

    If you have any questions please e-mail

  • 14/12/2017

    9.00am onward

    SCITT Taster Day - Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2DW

    An opportunity for graduates interested in school centred teacher training within our partnership to complete a SCITT taster day


    Sian Taggart – SCITT Administrator -

    Hamphire Learn SCITT Partnership

    Tel: 023 8024 9650

  • 15/12/2017


    School Experience Taster Day - All FTSA Alton Cluster Schools

    This is a chance to visit any of our schools via the Get into Teaching School Experience Programme

    Register with Get into Teaching or email


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