Further or postgraduate study can help you with your career progression or allow you to study your chosen subject in depth.
Postgraduate study can take a number of forms from PhD to Masters or a PGCE. This Fact Sheet provides more information on the different types of further study available and what you need to consider when thinking about continuing with your studies. If you need to discuss your options, book into see a Careers Advisor for a one to one appointment. Please email our BG Futures team to organise a meeting.
This bulletin contains further and postgraduate study events, fair, opens days, courses and scholarship notices, as well as a useful Directory of Teacher Training Opportunities.
You are expected to fund Postgraduate and Further Study yourself but you may be able to gain funding from the institution or course you are applying to, as well as from charitable organisations or your current employment. It is important that you explore your funding options at least a year in advance as gaining funding can be highly competitive.
Applying for Teacher Training
In order to teach in the UK you will need to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and there are a number of routes to gain a QTS. There are highlighted in our Guide Fact Sheet.
Teacher Training Application Guide
Composing an application for a teacher training course differs in a number of ways to applying to regular courses. This Fact Sheet will ensure you avoid the common mistakes and provide you with guidance and support.
Teacher Training Interview Guide
Before being accepted on an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme you will be asked to attend an assessment interview which is an essential part of the application process. Interviews can take place over a full day or last less than an hour. It’s important to seriously prepare for this interview. This Fact Sheet will take you through the best way to effectively plan and succeed the interview stage.