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  • ISC Teacher Training

    Graduates considering teaching as a career can find out more here.

  • ISC Teacher Training

    Independent schools wanting to train teachers can find out how to here.

  • How to apply

    Applicants from overseas can still gain a teaching qualification in the UK. Find out how.

  • What to expect

    With on the job training, you will obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst working. Find out how.


Information on how to train to teach in an independent school and how to start your career in teaching.

Independent Schools

Information on how to offer teacher training places in your school and how to help graduates gain QTS status.

This site offers guidance to undergraduates or graduates considering teaching as a career and information to independent schools wanting to train teachers.

Barnaby Lenon talks about the different routes into teaching.


Interested in becoming a school governor? Find out more.

This site does not provide a comprehensive list of all the options available for trainee teachers and independent schools but offers information about commonly used routes.

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) represent over 1,200 independent schools, educating more than 500,000 children in the UK, for more information on ISC see www.isc.co.uk. ISC independent schools all belong to our member associations. Schools are only accepted into membership if they meet the association's high standards.