To teach in a state school in England, you must have a degree, and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by following a programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

You must have achieved minimum requirements in GCSE English, maths, and science if you wish to teach at primary-level.

You can teach in an independent school, academy and free schools in England without QTS, but it’s a definite advantage to have it.

Routes into Teaching

Please select an option below to find out about the different routes available into teaching.