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Our teaching programme
How our training works
Our Leadership Development Programme develops high-calibre teachers who have a positive effect in the classroom from day one. You’ll gain a valuable teaching qualification and develop your skills and impact during your training. No previous school experience needed - we prepare you to succeed.
What will I achieve?
The programme lasts two years, during which you’re fully-supported as you shift into teaching. You gain Qualified Teacher Status in your first year and complete your Newly Qualified Teacher placement in year two.
And here's the best bit...
You'll earn a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE), and become part of a unique and inspiring network of 8,000+ teachers and former teachers, who share a commitment to creating positive, lasting change in education. Together you can help every young person get the education they deserve.
Here's how our teacher training programme works.
You'll be making a difference in the lives of children who need it most. Here’s how that feels…
If you’re looking for a new career that will give you the opportunity to change hundreds of lives, including your own – find out if you’re eligible.
“I needed to pursue my passion for English. Teach First has provided me with the opportunity to spend my days sharing this passion with others. One of my favourite things about being a teacher is seeing my pupils grow and progress. There is nothing more heart-warming than seeing the pride they have in themselves when they do something well.”
Rachel McLaughlin, 29, Blackpool, English Teacher just entering second year
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Seeking information about our Time to Teach programme?
We’re sorry to say that applications are now closed for Time to Teach.
The programme was designed to test out a new way of training and supporting those wishing to change career into teaching. Being a pilot this year, it only ran in South Yorkshire and Manchester and was only open to those who were eligible to teach Science, languages and geography.
We are evaluating the results of the pilot to decide whether to reopen for applications next year.