Premier Pathways offers a successful future for graduates wanting a meaningful career, a top salary, and continuing progression with first class support.

This fully paid, in-school programme is supported by leading educational bodies and universities. No previous experience is required and participants will finish as confident, fully qualified teachers.

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A Paid Route to QTS

Earn up to £15, 275 p.a.
as you gain Qualified Teacher Status


Choose a training school that is right for you; tailored to your needs and preferences

Develop your Confidence

Gain the classroom experience and skills to hit the ground running as an effective teacher

High Quality Training

Outstanding training and support
throughout the programme

You Set the Pace

No intensive summer sessions. The programme is delivered over two years in a variety of education settings.

Popular & Successful

We've launched the careers of over 2,000 teachers working with over 500 schools across the nation

Your teaching journey: how Premier Pathways works

The four steps to become a confident, fully qualified teacher


Graduates with an excellent academic record will be invited to a Registration Interview to assess their suitability for the programme and to explain the various options for placement and training.


Leading providers deliver a blended learning programme of initial teacher education while you develop your classroom experience in a teaching support role.


You will progress through the training programme, be assessed by tutors from the University of Buckingham and complete an online portfolio.


Every teacher will have the opportunity to continue onto a Masters course. Premier Pathways will be on hand to advice and employment options for the rest of your career.

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Start your journey to becoming a qualified teacher now with 3 quick questions

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    Unfortunately, you must have or be currently studying for a degree to apply for this programme. Do you have or are you currently studying for a university degree?
  • 2
    Unfortunately, you must have a C or above at GCSE level (or equivalent) in Maths and English to apply for this programme. Do you have a C or above in English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent)?
  • 3
    Grade C or above in Science GCSE (or equivalent) is a requirement for the Primary programme. Once your application is submitted this will be queried by the PP team Do you have a C or above in Science GCSE (or equivalent)?

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