Troops to teachers

Troops to Teachers is a prestigious, national programme that is targeted at Service leavers who have the potential to become outstanding teachers.

Bath Spa University is pleased to be a member of a consortium of seven universities, led by the University of Brighton, and a range of outstanding primary and secondary schools to support the development and delivery of the Troops to Teachers (TtT) programme.

TtT is a two-year, employment-based 'advanced standing' programme leading to an honours degree with QTS. The programme is funded by the Department for Education. 

Trainee teachers who are enrolled on the TtT programme will:

  • Spend two years in their delivery school
  • Undertake a range of employment-based activities, Monday through to Thursday each week
  • Engage in degree level scheduled learning activities on 'Study Fridays'
  • Participate in intensive, residential study weeks
  • Be employed by the delivery school as an unqualified teacher at a minimum of £13,168.80 p.a. (a £13,168.80 salary grant will be paid directly to the delivery school, to subsidise the trainee's salary costs, but schools are responsible for all on costs).

Training routes


Graduates interested in undertaking teacher training can apply for a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or School Direct training programme.


Information about this route, including the application process, is available on the Career Transition Partnership website and the University of Brighton website.

Information for schools

If you're interested in becoming a Troops to Teachers school, you'll find further information on the University of Brighton website. 

Please also email troopstoteachers@bathspa.ac.uk if you're interested in becoming a Troops to Teachers school in the Bath Spa University region.

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