Become a teacher

Get into teaching through one of our initial teacher training and development courses or improve your subject knowledge

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Assessment Only route

Our Assessment Only route enables you to be independently assessed against the English Teachers’ Standards and gain qualified teacher status (QTS) within three months, without leaving your current school.


Our International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) is a Masters’ level, fully online learning programme that will help you to upskill and take the next step in your international teaching career.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Gain a nationally recognised, higher level teaching apprenticeship that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), requires no tuition fees and provides the opportunity to earn while you learn.

School Direct

Tes Institute is a designated SCITT, accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver initial teacher training (ITT). We work in partnership with a number of schools in Essex, Greater London and Kent to deliver our School Direct programme.

Straight to Teaching

Our Straight to Teaching programme will prepare you for qualified teacher status (QTS) assessment via our Assessment Only route while you continue to work at your current school. It’s a high quality, low-cost route to becoming a qualified teacher that’s personalised to you and your school.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Our 100% online Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses will prepare you for your initial teacher training by helping you to gain the depth of subject knowledge and skills you need to be able to teach your chosen subject.