About Department of Education
Rewarding. Challenging. Teaching.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership part of the Department for education is responsible for initial teacher training (ITT) in England. When you register on our web site you link into a comprehensive programme of support to help you become a teacher, providing guidance all the way through the application process.
You’ll find lots of information on School Direct on our website. School Direct is an exciting new route into teaching for top graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. School Direct courses lead to qualified teacher status (QTS). Many, though not all, will also award you a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) from a higher education institution.
Teaching is increasingly a career for the most able graduates, and offers high starting salaries compared to other average graduate starting salaries. It is a rewarding profession in more ways than one, offering fantastic career prospects, development opportunities and competitive financial benefits.
Substantial tax-free bursaries of up to £20,000 are available for people with top degrees in certain subjects looking to begin their teacher training in 2013/14. Scholarships are also available in a number of subjects. To find out more visit our website or register with us at www.education.gov.uk/teachregister