Teaching in the education and training sector – Education and Training Foundation

Rewarding jobs for graduates

  • Passionate about maths or English?
  • Looking for a rewarding career path with great progression and leadership opportunities?
  • Teaching in the education and training sector transforms lives and boosts the economy.

Why teach in the education and training sector?

The education and training sector is big and very diverse. It offers plenty of training opportunities to help you develop, and there are exciting leadership opportunities too. Two million learners – of all ages from 14 upwards – need your skills to help them raise theirs.

How do I become a maths or English teacher in the education and skills sector?

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in maths or English are available, and there’s financial help to support you. Trainees study an eligible ITT course at Level 5 and above, either full or part-time.

Visit FE Advice today to find out more, and bring your passion to work!

What support is available to help me get the skills to achieve this?

Bursaries and funding opportunities include:

FE Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Bursaries

The training bursary offers a financial incentive to attract and retain new graduates to become teachers of mathematics or English, or to specialise in teaching students with special educational needs (SEN) in the education and training sector. Trainees receive a payment to help cover the costs of doing their Initial Teaching Training course.

Golden Hello of up to £10, 000

The Golden Hello scheme may be of interest to you if you are thinking about becoming a maths teacher. Payments of £7,500 are available for graduates teaching maths in the education and training sector in the second year of teaching. If during your first two years employment you also complete specialist training to support students with Special Educational Needs then the Golden Hello payment may be increased to £10,000.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Subject Knowledge Enhancement programmes enable graduates who have the skills and aptitude to teach to acquire the specific maths knowledge they need to start the Initial Teacher Training maths course.They are specifically to support those programmes which enable trainees to teach maths to GCSE and Level 3.

Information and advice is available at www.feadvice.org.uk or call 0300 303 1877.

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