Training as a Secondary school teacher, upon successful completion, will allow you to teach across the eleven to sixteen age range within the secondary age phase. For some of the non-compulsory subjects within schools,you will be taught to teach those from year ten into sixth form level.
Got a query about Secondary teacher training? Visit the Secondary Teaching Frequently Asked Questions page, which contains answers to the most common queries that we receive.
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For those wishing to teach in secondary schools you can undertake a three year undergraduate degree; these style courses will give you both subject knowledge at degree level and the professional qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will allow you to take up a teaching post within a secondary school.
This one-year course is the quickest and most condensed way for non-experienced trainees to qualify as a secondary school teacher. This postgraduate qualification offers 60 Masters-level credits that can be used towards our Masters degrees in the field of education.
We offer a number of school direct routes (both tuition and salaried) in subjects aligned with our PGCE subjects (above). Find out more about the University's School Direct opportunities and the secondary schools we are in partnership with and how to apply.
|Subject||Scholarships*||Trainee with 1st/PHD||2:1/Master's||2:2|
|History, Music, R.E.||-||£9,000||£4,000||£0|
*Information taken from the DfE Get into Teaching Website. Visit this site to find out more about elidgability for this funding including criteria for scholarships.
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There are many ways that you can prepare for teacher training. We have put together a list of things that you can do and courses that you can take to support your application. Find out more about preparing for teacher training and The National College for Teaching and Leadership preparation courses including Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses.
If you are applying for a teacher training course which starts after 1 July 2013 you will need to take the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.
Please Note: It is not required that you have passed these upon application.
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