If you choose to embark on initial teacher training (ITT) in chemistry, bursaries of up to £20,000 are available. The amount of bursary you will be eligible for depends on your degree class.
As an alternative option to the standard bursaries, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has teacher training scholarships of £25,000 available to eligible chemistry trainees.
The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.
The RSC is looking for individuals who are passionate about chemistry, have the potential to be an exceptional chemistry teacher and can therefore inspire the next generation of chemists. In addition to the funding, RSC Scholars will have access to a wide variety of RSC support including membership and networking opportunities. Visit the RSC website to view the full eligibility criteria and to apply.
To see what funding you might be entitled to, please visit our postgraduate funding page
Teaching chemistry is a massive challenge that requires great talent, but the rewards are equally great. In addition to excellent training, you will benefit from a competitive salary and fantastic career development opportunities once you qualify.
The demand for chemistry teachers underlines the importance of the job. In completing ITT, you will train to become a real asset to your school and community, so you can use your expertise to help young people build better futures.
You could be a new graduate or considering changing career for a more enticing challenge. Either way, now is the perfect time to apply to train as a chemistry teacher. The need for good teachers is not fleeting – you'll be training towards a career that offers progression, security, and job satisfaction that is hard to beat.
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