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Applying for Teacher Training

Applying for Teacher Training

Find out about how to apply for teacher training, including the different application routes, how to gain school-based work experience, teacher training interviews and funding for teacher training.

There are a number of routes you can take to train as a teacher in England and Wales. All courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but not all courses lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Visit Teaching in Schools in our Sector Specific Information section to learn more about the different routes into teaching and the roles available, including the difference between primary and secondary, and how to find jobs as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) after you've completed your training.