Subjects & School Years

Choose a subject specialism and age range based on your interests and qualifications

We offer training in primary (3-11 years) and a variety of secondary subjects depending on your qualifications and level of subject knowledge.

Learn more about subjects and training plans for each path

Training Structure

We ensure you’re confident and well prepared for the rigours of classroom life

When you train with Educate you’re based in the classroom from the outset.

The training programme is full time and lasts for one academic year. Upon successful completion you’ll be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Learn more about how your training programme will be structured

 Awards & Qualifications

The perfect mix of practical training and academic study

When you successfully complete your initial teacher training with Educate we recommend you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which means you’re eligible to teach in all schools in England and Wales.

We offer you the exciting opportunity to complete school-led training with the ability to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the same time.

Learn more about the awards and qualifications you earn

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificates

As a Registered Body with the DBS since 2002, and an Umbrella Body since 2007, Educate Teacher Training has extensive experience in processing DBS applications. As an Umbrella Body, we act as an intermediary between the DBS and employing organisations, charities and individuals, providing a fast and efficient DBS service throughout the UK.

Learn more

GCSE Equivalence

GCSE equivalence tests enable you to gain a C-grade or above if you need it to progress with teacher training. 

Learn more

A Week in the Life of an Educate Trainee

Our training offers you practical experience and personalised support

There are certain elements of your teaching and training programme each week that are mandatory – these are the core, minimum things you have to achieve and do.

See what your training and study schedule will look like as you progress through your year of training

Routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

We help you choose the school-led route that’s best for you

The government has prioritised school-led teacher training because it delivers such good outcomes.

There are three school-led ways you can train for Qualified Teacher Status: School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), School Direct (salaried) and School Direct (fee paying). If you already have substantial teaching experience and want to progress your career, you can receive QTS through the Assessment Only Route.

Read on to learn the differences between the routes


Funding is available to help pay for your school-led teacher training

If you’re a UK or EU student you are eligible for loans and can apply for government bursaries if you are on a fee paying route.

Learn about the funding available to you when training to be a teacher through School Direct and School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)