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Inspire, educate and bring your skills to the classroom

Join the growing number of successful professionals retraining as teachers and use your extraordinary skills and knowledge to inspire the next generation.

At Transition to Teach, we passionately believe that individuals with previous career experience, across all sectors and industries, have masses of talent that can be redirected into teaching. With real-world knowledge of how learning can be used in future careers, we truly appreciate the size of the impact you can make in a classroom.

Transition to Teach offers bespoke support to help you make the career change, offering guidance throughout your training year and first year of teaching in the classroom. We will support you to successfully make the transition and join the network of inspiring, professional teachers that strive for excellence in education for all.

The T2T Process

We understand that changing careers is a big step. Throughout the T2T process, we’ll support you to help make the transition into the classroom as smooth as possible.


Step 1

Express your interest using the enquiry form. We’ll ask for a few simple details and one of our advisers will be in touch within 5 working days.


Step 2

If you’re eligible, we’ll support you to apply for the T2T programme and, if appropriate, we’ll support you with your application for a teacher training course.


Step 3

Your Guidance and Development Adviser will offer you personalised support throughout your Initial Teacher Training (ITT) year to ensure a successful transition.


Step 4

Congratulations! You have become a qualified teacher and we will now continue to support you in your Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year.


Transition to Teach also works with organisations to support staff leaving due to redundancy or early retirement. Find out more about the support that we can offer organisations.

What do teachers think about their journey?


Karl Howarth

My main reason for switching professions was the desire to have a stable career rather than ‘just a job’. It’s important to find a school that fits with how you work to help the process run as smoothly as possible. Since training to become a teacher, I now have a career I am passionate about. It has been great to see the children in my class making good progress and I have even been given nice feedback from parents as to how much their children enjoy being in my class!

Am I eligible?

Interested in making a career change? Transition to Teach is a free service funded by the Department for Education. We can support career changers who meet our eligibility criteria.