Use your skills to give something back by training to teach at the University of Sunderland

The skills and experiences you have gained during your time in the Armed Forces are invaluable, and our education system needs you to bring these to our schools. You could have the potential to become an outstanding teacher.

As a teacher, you can inspire the next generation and help them realise their ambitions. Once you have qualified you can enjoy enviable job security and a generous pension. The average starting salary for newly qualified teachers in England is £24,200.

The University of Sunderland still has places on its Teacher Training courses starting in September 2015. All our Teacher Training students are entitled to a free North East travel pass, while government bursaries of up to £25,000 are available to support your study.

How many lives could you change?

Everyone remembers their favourite teacher; whether it was their inspiration, their engaging style in the classroom or their passion for the subject, teachers all have the ability and the opportunity to positively influence hundreds of young people over their careers. Pupils would benefit from the experience, background and skills that you have gained in the armed forces.

At the University of Sunderland, we pride ourselves on training teachers who go on to fantastic careers in many different subjects; such as:

  • Maths
  • Science
  • English
  • GeographyDesign & Technology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Primary
  • Post-Compulsory Education and Training

Once you’ve decided which subject and age group you want to teach, you will need to consider the various different training courses we have on offer. The one you choose will depend on your subject, qualifications, experience, and where you want to train. All our courses include a minimum of 24 weeks training in at least two schools and lead to qualified teacher status.

So why choose Sunderland?

  • Job prospects: 96% of our teaching graduates are employed within six months of graduating.
  • Heritage: We've been training teachers in Sunderland for over 100 years, since 1908.
  • Quality: We arere one of only 25 ‘outstanding’ teacher-training institutions in the UK, according to OFSTED.

Can I teach a subject that I don't hold a degree in?

Yes, you can! Our free Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses allow those with an A Level, or equivalent, in a relevant subject to progress on to our postgraduate teacher training courses. We offer SKE courses in Science, Computer Science and Mathematics and they are all completely free of charge to applicants from the UK and EU.

For more information visit our website, or talk our friendly Admissions team:

Tel: 0191 515 3845
Postgraduate Website:
Undergraduate Website:
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