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Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST)

The TSST programme has ended. This page has information about its successor.

The Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) programme ended on 31 March 2021. The IOP, working with the Department for Education (DfE), is providing its successor, Subject Knowledge for Physics Teachers (SKPT).

Delivery of SKPT will begin in September 2021 and continue until March 2022. SKPT is for teachers in state schools in England who are not specialist physics teachers but are timetabled to teach physics.

Further details will be available soon on the SKPT webpage; if you are interested please contact the SKPT team: [email protected].

Classroom resources

The following resources were developed for a Science Additional Specialism: Physics 30-day course and were made freely available to TSST providers. Each of these PowerPoint files represents roughly one day’s programme of the TSST course and allowed these providers to access and customise content developed by the IOP. These materials remain available to schools.

As an educational establishment you can use these classroom materials free of charge. These materials may not be reproduced for profit by any other organisation.


Atoms and nuclei





Vibration and waves

Further information

Email [email protected].