19th December 2017

Are you an aspiring geography teacher looking to bring your subject to life for the next generation of students? To help them to travel and learn about the world around them, all without leaving the classroom?

If so, be sure to get your application in for the prestigious Royal Geographical Society Geography Teacher Training Scholarships.

In addition to £28,000 tax-free funding the scholarships offer successful candidates:

  • Free training events on key subjects and residential fieldwork
  • Access to the Royal Geographical Society Library and teaching resources
  • Networking opportunities and other support to complement your teacher training course
  • Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society.

Two current Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) PGCE students, Harriet Lee and Joel Stockton, were successfully awarded scholarships last year and said they would recommend them to anyone considering applying: “The application and interview process is intense, but the training and resources available to you once you pass make it completely worthwhile”.

To be eligible you must have secured an ITT training place allocated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), which leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) by September 2019 and they must have a 2:1 (or predicted) degree. Candidates with a 2:2 (or predicted) may be considered if they can demonstrate significant subject knowledge.

If you are still considering your PGCE options, look no further than BGU. With over 150 years of teaching training experience, high quality courses and Gold Teaching Excellence Framework rating there are few institutions better suited to prepare you for a career in teaching. You can find out more about our PGCE courses here.

Once you have your PGCE place confirmed you can submit your scholarship application through the Royal Geographical Society. The deadline for completed applications is 1 July 2018.

For any questions on the scholarships or our PGCE courses contact Steve Puttick (Head of Programmes: Secondary, FE, and Research Education at BGU).