Undergraduate teacher-training degrees
Although school-led training is the fastest route to gaining QTS, if you have the time and money you may want to take the more traditional degree route.
If you don’t already have a degree at grade 2:2 of above, then you can gain QTS by completing one of three undergraduate degree types below:
- Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree (with QTS) – suitable for people looking to become primary school teachers. This degree focuses on general teaching, learning and academic principles.
- Bachelor of Arts Education (BA) degree (with QTS) – suitable for people looking to become secondary school teachers in an arts subject (this includes humanities).
- Bachelor of Science Education (BSc) degree (with QTS) – suitable for people looking to become secondary school teachers in the field of science.
Some teacher training undergraduate degrees do not come with QTS, so always check before making your application otherwise you may be required to do further study. It will usually state in the degree title whether QTS is included.
Undergraduate teaching degrees usually come with a lot of financial help. Each course provider will vary slightly on this, so make sure you find out what loans, bursaries and grants you’re entitled to before enrolling.
If you want to lecture at university level, you will usually need to be educated to degree level in your chosen subject, and will likely need postgraduate qualifications e.g. a Master’s or PhD.