Routes into physics teaching

To be a physics teacher in a UK maintained school you need to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This infographic displays your options for Initial Teaching Training (ITT).

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University-led training
Training to teach physics with a university provider will lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Find out more about university-led training 

School-led training 
School-led teacher training is delivered by school partnerships and enables you to train on the job. Find out more about school-led training.



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