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United Teaching – train while you teach and launch your career in teaching

United Teaching is a scheme run by United Learning that offers the opportunity for you to train to be teacher. This pathway enable you to get the teaching qualifications without delaying the start of your career. You can train for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on it’s own, or you can go for a PGCE as well, earning 60 Masters-level credits along the way.

By training with United Teaching you will:

  • Be able to achieve the professional qualifications necessary for a career in teaching.
  • Be part of profession-leading training led by outstanding schools, with sessions delivered by national educationalists.
  • Received individual support and mentoring from our teachers of excellence.
  • Have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience with your choice of primary or secondary schools.
  • Have access to continuous professional development beyond your initial teacher training.
  • Enjoy a structured pathway throughout your career at United Learning.

“I found the United Teaching programme challenging but extremely rewarding. The programme fully prepared me for my NQT year, so I felt ready to start. This programme is unique as you are in the classroom a lot more than other courses, meaning that you have more hands on experience, which develops you faster to become a teacher.”

“The mentoring and coaching I received throughout the whole year was extremely helpful; it challenged me to progress as a teacher. I would highly recommend this course to any future trainee teacher who wants to feel confident for their NQT year and onwards.”

Salary and Bursary Options

There are two training routes available for United Teaching trainees:

  • School Direct Salaried
  • School Direct Non-Salaried

Take the salaried route and you’ll be paid a salary equivalent to an unqualified teacher. Your university fees will be paid by United Teaching.

If you take the non salaried route you’ll pay for your own tuition fees. You can however, also apply for a bursary or scholarship.


Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships Bursaries
Eligiblity 2018 to 2019 Trainees with 1st/PHD 2:1 / Masters 2:2
Physics, chemistry, computing, geography, languages £28,000 £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Biology, Classics £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
Secondary mathematics £22,000 £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
English £15,000 £15,000 £15,000
Design & technology £12,000 £9,000 £0
History, music, religious education
Primary mathematics £6,000 £6,000 £6,000

The Application Process

  1. Prepare your application and Personal Statement.
  2. Submit your application via UCAS.
  3. If successful, you will be asked to complete an assessment process, which will include
  4. Wait for news! You will know within 48 hours of completing the assessment process whether you have been successful in gaining a place

To find out all the information you need contact jordan@theteacherhub.co.uk.