Graduate scheme

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.
  • 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.

Eligibility:

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. Additionally, if you don’t meet the GCSE eligibility criteria but would still like to train as a teacher, please get in touch via our enquiry form and we can discuss how we may be able to support you.

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. For more information, and to apply for your ENIC statement, please visit UK ENIC .

Please also note The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. Unfortunately, Ambition Institute cannot sponsor your visa.

Contact us via our enquiry form if you still have questions about your international qualifications.

Salary:

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’ 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).

Funding:

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 on our webpage.

Application instructions:

  1. Application: Take your next step today and join us by clicking ‘Apply’. 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. Alternatively, you can follow the same ‘Apply’ link and just register your interest in our Teacher Training programme for now and we’ll be in touch with more details.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

More Details

Apply by

30.04.2024

Start date

01.09.2024

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Qualifications

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