Course structure

You will complete a 5-week intensive training course in theory and practice of teaching in June and July. Then in your first year, you’ll teach as an unqualified teacher and your progress will be continually monitored and supported by your school, regional training provider and Teach First. During your training, you will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a qualification which means you can return as a teacher at any time, wherever your career may take you after the programme. In your second year, you will teach as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) and will continue to receive structured support.

Particular subjects are  offered each year e.g. for 2019/20 Business, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Science, R.E, Primary and Early Years

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a corporate internship over the summer.

Entry requirements
  • 2:1 degree or above in the relevant national curriculum subject (2:2 considered) C/4 in GCSE Maths and English, also science if applying for primary.
  • DBS Check
Qualifications gained

QTS, Post Graduate Diploma Education


In year one you'll receive at least the basic salary for an unqualified teacher, rising in year two to the basic for a newly qualified teacher (NQT), which is £23,720 – £29,664 depending on location.




2 years

How to apply

Please visit Teach First for information on how to apply.

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Teach First
Teach First

Teach First is an educational charity trying to end educational inequality. How much your parents earn and where you were brought up impacts your chances in life. Low family income is directly linked to low academic attainment. We recruit and train teachers and place them in the schools that need them most because we believe that every child no matter their background should have the right to a brilliant education.

We offer a two-year salaried teacher training route where you train to become a teacher in one of our partner schools - gaining your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE).

Visit Teach First website