If you’re thinking of teacher training the first thing you need to do is get some experience in a school.  You will need to show that you have done this when you apply anyway, but being in a school can also help you decide which age range you want to teach.

For information on how to gain classroom experience click here.

You also need to research the different types of programmes to work out which would be suitable for you.

Key places to find out more about getting into teaching and teacher training in Norfolk are as follows:-


Full of information on entry requirements, case studies on the different routes and information on the application process. You need to apply for most teacher training routes through UCAS, but there are some exceptions, e.g. Teach First, Troops to Teachers, Further Education routes.  For more information visit the UCAS website.

Department for Education

Information on the different routes, financial information on tuition fees, bursaries, scholarships, loans, maintenance grants.For more information visit the Department for Education website.


Suffolk & Norfolk Initial Teacher Training is the largest provider of School Direct in the region.  For more information visit the SNITT website.


The University of East Anglia is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK with 30 years’ experience of teacher training.  For more information visit the UEA website.

Teach First

National programme to recruit, train and support new teachers to work in primary and secondary schools serving low-income communities across England and Wales. For more information visit the TeachFirst website.

Inspiration Teacher Training

Inspiration Teacher Training’s modern course offers deep subject-specific training and the chance to make a difference in the classroom from the very start.  Part of the Inspiration Trust, one of the country’s best performing school groups, ITT has a training centre in Norwich and school placements available in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, covering both primary and secondary specialisms.  For more information visit the Inspiration Teacher Training website.

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre

NTTC provides school-based teacher training for both Primary and Secondary.  Working with over 70 partner schools in Norfolk and Suffolk, NTTC offers School Direct and Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeships – both leading to Qualified Teacher Status.  NTTC has trained over 300 new teachers and 98% of our graduates secured their first teaching job immediately at the end of the course (2019/20). For more information visit the NTTC website.

Bishop Grosseteste University

University based in Lincoln, with teacher training also available in West Norfolk. For more information visit the BGU website.