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Becoming a teacher might be easier than you think. With the right support and training, you can have a rewarding career at the front of the classroom.

There are a number of national teacher training initiatives for teachers and schools staff that are aimed at raising the standards of teaching, developing teacher’s career skills and enabling the learning and achievement of children.

Want to become a qualified teacher?

Teaching is a rewarding and challenging profession, for which you will need the correct training and support. In order to teach in a maintained primary, secondary or special school you are required to have obtained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Once you have been awarded QTS you can be paid on the qualified teachers’ pay scale and work according to the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

There are several training options for obtaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

From a BA in Education, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or an employment-based route, you will gain valuable schools experience whilst learning the skills you need to begin a successful teaching career.

For further information about routes into teaching, visit Get Into Teaching | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (


Straight Into Teaching - TES Institute

The London Borough of Hounslow is a Straight to Teaching Hub in partnership with the TES Institute.

Straight to Teaching is an initial teacher training (ITT) work-based route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Applicants to the course will need to be working in a school that will support them on the route. Successful completion of the course takes 1 - 3 school terms through a combination of teaching observation and evidences of meeting the Teaching Standards. 

It is an ideal route for support staff, including Teaching Assistants, who would like to become Qualified Teachers.

For more information please visit Straight to Teaching 

If you are a Hounslow employee, please contact for more information about how the Hounslow Hub can support your school on this route, including how your school can save 10% on course fees.


All other Teacher Training routes

For more information about all routes into teaching and tailored advice, please visit Get Into Teaching. 

The Teacher Regulation Agency provide information and accreditation of Qualified Teacher Status, including details of ECT Induction. 


You can also find more information on our Routes Into Teaching page. 

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