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Where should I go next?

Consider your next steps in becoming a trainee teacher.
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Thank you for joining us on this short course exploring the world of teaching and Initial Teacher Training. Let’s reflect on the journey so far and start thinking about your next steps.

Over the past two weeks, we have discussed:

  • What makes a great teacher
  • What it is like teaching in primary, secondary and specialist settings
  • Different routes into teaching
  • What it is like to study for a PGCE
  • How to get school experience
  • What it is like to study for a PGCE
  • Funding options for Initial Teacher Training
  • Potential career paths of a teacher

We hope you have found these topics useful and feel better prepared to pursue a career in teaching. To build on this momentum, let’s consider your next steps.

Compare teacher training courses

Now that you know what to expect from Initial Teacher Training, it’s time to find the course and provider that best suits your needs.

Visit the UCAS website to explore hundreds of teacher training opportunities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There is also the DfE Apply application process – you can find out more here.

Look back on the ‘What do I need to consider when choosing my PGCE’ step and reflect on these questions while conducting your research.

Continue your journey with us

Earlier this week, we explored what it is like training to teach in a school with NSET. If you have enjoyed the experience so far and find the flexibility, tailored support and practical nature of our PGCE courses appealing, we would be happy to discuss your training options further.

To find out more, you can:

Further information is also available on our website.

Your task

What are your next steps and how do you plan to make a positive impact as a teacher?

Share your thoughts and plans for the future in the comments below.

We can’t wait to see what you achieve.

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