If you don't have a degree, you can study for your degree and complete your teacher training at the same time at various universities and colleges in England. Full-time courses usually take three to four years, while part-time courses take four to six years. But if you've got undergraduate credits from previous study, you might be able to complete a course in two years.
Do I qualify?
To train as a teacher on any course, you must have a grade C in English and maths or be able to demonstrate an equivalent standard. If you want to teach primary or key stage 3 (ages 7–14), you must also have a grade C or demonstrate an equivalent in a GCSE science subject.
Entry requirements vary for each course, although a minimum of two A levels or equivalent is usually required. You should check with individual universities for details.
As with all teacher training courses, you will need to pass the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before you start.
Is there any financial support available?
The financial arrangements for the undergraduate courses work the same way as for all other undergraduate courses. Find out more about funding for undergraduate teacher training, including the new £9,000 bursary for undergraduate trainees on courses in maths and physics that lead to qualified teacher status (QTS).
How do I search for courses and apply?
Applications for undergraduate teacher training courses work in the same way to other degree courses. The main deadline has now passed – this ensured that your application received equal consideration by universities and colleges. You may still submit an application until 30 June 2015, which will be considered if there are still available vacancies. Visit our Choosing a teacher training course page for more information and apply through the UCAS website