📌 Graduate Teacher Training programme - England

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Places are filling fast for our September 2024 cohort, with some subjects already full. Applications close on 23 July, we encourage you to apply now to secure your place in your preferred location and subject.

Our Teacher Training sets you on the path to becoming an excellent teacher. One who will inspire the next generation to succeed. 

Here’s five reasons why you should join Ambition Institute’s 12-month Teacher Training programme:

Train in one school.You’ll do most of your training in one school. This gives you immediate opportunities to put the theory you’ve learnt into practice in a classroom, supported by teaching experts.

Get a placement to suit you. You’ll have the option to train where you studied or in the area where you grew up, our national network of partners can find you a school in a location that suits you. Click ‘Apply now’ and you will be taken to our partner tool where you can select your preferred school partner in a location suited to you.

Be guided by a mentor.To make sure you are supported through your training, we match you with an experienced teacher who will guide you every step of the way.

Benefit from blended learning.You’ll get the high-quality academic training you’d expect to get from a university combined with immersive, classroom learning.

Become a qualified teacher. After successfully completing the programme, you’ll achieve qualified teacher status (QTS), and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) enabling you to start your career in teaching straight away.


To be eligible, you will need:

An undergraduate bachelor's degree with honours, generally 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

A GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and maths, or equivalent.

Primary school trainees will need a GCSE grade 4/C or above in science, or equivalent. 

Please note some of our partners will want you to have a degree and/or A Level related to the subject you wish to teach. 

International candidates:

We also accept international qualifications that are equivalent to our eligibility criteria above. You will need to provide an ENIC statement of comparability to progress with your application, this costs £49.50 + VAT. It takes 15 working days to complete your order from the date ENIC receives your qualification documents and payment. For more information, and to apply for your ENIC statement, please visitUK ENIC.

Please also note you must have permission to work in the UK full-time by the start and for the duration of the training programme. Unfortunately, Ambition Institute cannot sponsor your visa.


We will be offering ways to complete teacher training while also receiving a salary. There will be a limit on how many salaried places are available. Click the ‘Apply now’ button where you will be taken to our partner tool which will allow you to read more about each of our school partners who will be delivering our teacher training, including those offering salaried places on the programme.

Once you’re a fully qualified primary or secondary teacher, your minimum starting salary will be £30,000 in England (or more in London). 


If you are not on a salaried teacher training course, you may be eligible to receive funding of up to £30,000 through a bursary or a scholarship, which you do not have to pay back. You can find more information about funding for teacher training courses for 2024 to 2025 by clicking on the ‘Funding’ section onour webpage.

Option of part-time training:

A part-time option is also available over two years, but not all our school partners offer this option. Again, please click the ‘Apply now’ button to see which of our partners are providing this.

Application instructions:

Application:Take your next step today and join us by clicking ‘Apply now’. You will be taken to our partner tool where you can select your preferred school partner in a location suited to you. You can then register for this partner and complete our short application form. 

Assessment:Our friendly team at Ambition Institute will assess your application and if you are eligible, will pass your application to your preferred school partner. You will then be invited to attend an assessment centre by this partner. Please note you may also be asked to share your proof of eligibility and complete some short online tests as part of the assessment stage.

Offer:If you are successful at the assessment stage you will be provided with a conditional offer. Please note the conditions of the offer are dependent on you completing the relevant pre-programme checks, such as checking degree certificate gradings and DBS check.

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