United Teaching is the Initial Teacher Training Scheme for United Learning, a national group of schools that, through sharing, can offer you more than any single school could alone.



Train while you teach to earn your PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status. We will support you with subject specialists and dedicated mentors from across 60 schools nationwide. Our support and training extends beyond the classroom, ensuring you are fully equipped to become the best teacher you can be. Become part of a forward-thinking, collaborative network of 3,500 teachers across the country, sharing resources and expertise throughout your career with us.

Our simple three-step application process makes it easy for you to take the first steps in starting your new career.

Register your interest for September 2019  

Professional qualifications – every trainee works to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and you can also work towards a PGCE with 60 Master’s level credits;

World-class training led by outstanding schools, with sessions delivered by national educationalists;

Individual support and mentoring from our teachers of excellence

A wide range of experience gained with your choice of primary, secondary, state and independent schools

Competitive trainee salary or tax-free bursaries

Access to continuous professional development beyond your initial training period with the United Learning Institute

A structured pathway throughout your career with us at United Learning, and NQTs who join one of our academies will be paid up to 5% more than a maintained school

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At United Teaching, everything we do is to improve the opportunities available to our students. We believe that by giving you the best training experience, you will have the confidence, motivation, skills and passion to inspire your pupils in the classroom and beyond.  Being part of United Learning means we can provide you with the best support, including a mentor system, a support network of experts from over 60 schools, professional qualifications, as well as continuous professional development throughout the duration of your career with us.

From the outset, I was encouraged to take full responsibility for my classes; this gave me the confidence and freedom to find my own voice and to establish the atmosphere I wanted in my lessons.

My year as a United Teaching trainee was an incredible (and incredibly demanding!) experience. Throughout the year, the support of the other trainees within the Group was invaluable.

I have always thought that a school-based route was the best way to prepare teachers for the job, and I still do. It is more immersive, and more real, and even though the year is very intense, by the time your NQT year comes around, you are more than prepared for life in a school.

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Within just a couple of years, some of our trainees have gone on to become heads of year or faculty. We want trainees with the potential for rapid promotion in our schools and in other Group-wide positions. Find out more about how our ITT scheme could be the platform for you.



You could be teaching from day one, and training while you do so. This way you can get the teaching qualifications you need without going back to university, and without delaying the start to your career. It’s a swift and experience-rich route to Qualified Teacher Status.



With United Teaching you can train in any of United Learning's schools across England, from Kent to Cumbria, and even have the opportunity to take your second placement within the Group.

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