Secondary Teacher Training

You could inspire the next generation of teenagers! At the Institute of Education we offer a variety of subjects and routes to becoming a Secondary school teacher for both undergraduate and postgraduate level applicants.

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.

CHOOSE TO TEACH Open Event - November 2017

EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A TEACHER? Choose to Teach events are your chance to get all the information you need to plan your future. Next event coming up - Thursday 2nd November 2017 4-7pm.

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Undergraduate Secondary Education

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. 

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Physics with Secondary Education (QTS)

Bursary funding for Undergraudate Teacher Training courses 2018/19

PGCE (traditional) Secondary Education

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.

School Direct

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.

Bursary funding for non-salaried Postgraduate Teacher Training courses 2018/19

Subject Scholarships* Trainee with 1st/PHD 2:1/Master's    2:2
Physics      £30,000             £30,000     £25,000 £25,000
Maths      £27,500             £25,000     £25,000 £25,000
Languages      £27,500             £25,000     £25,000 £25,000
Computing      £27,500             £25,000     £25,000 £25,000
Geography      £27,500             £25,000     £25,000 £25,000
Chemistry      £27,500             £25,000     £20,000 £20,000
Biology          -             £15,000     £12,000   £10,000
D&T          -              £12,000      £9,000     £0
English          -              £9,000      £9,000     £0
History, Music, R.E.          -               £9,000      £4,000     £0


  1. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.
  2. Trainee teachers on primary mathematics courses, with at least a B at A level in mathematics (or equivalent), will be eligible for a bursary of £6,000.

*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. 

General Teacher Training Information

Preparing for ITT Application and Interviews - IoE (PDF 501K, Downloads file)

Preparing for teacher training

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.

Professional Skills Tests

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.

Student successes

Visit the student successes pages to read about the experiences of some of our current students and how they have found their courses, the resources and support, and life as a student at the University of Wolverhampton.

For any enquiries about our courses please e-mail