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An online tool designed to help people locate teacher training courses in Portsmouth has been updated in time for applications opening nationally on Thursday 11 October 2022.

Teach Portsmouth, a Portsmouth City Council initiative to recruit the best teachers, leaders and support staff for the city’s schools and academies has worked with local training providers to ensure those interested in becoming teachers have the information they need to stay local.

While there are plenty of opportunities to begin a career in teaching, the first challenge is often locating the best route into the profession.

With applications opening nationally for teacher training next week (11 October). Teach Portsmouth’s online tool helps people locate training courses in the city.

Councillor Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council said:

“Becoming a teacher is a life changing experience that supports children and young people to become the best versions of themselves. This online tool helps those wanting to make a difference in the classroom by listing teacher training providers in the city.

“This helps us keep the best teaching talent local by presenting information in an easy-to-understand way. Teach Portsmouth is a fantastic local service that can support those at the very start of their journey into training and beyond.”

The Teach Portsmouth website offers a range of training and teaching resources to help people, regardless of their backgrounds, understand their options. The training section takes people through the three main routes of teaching, explaining eight qualification routes to consider as well as details on training providers.

Those who complete the online tool will be presented with a list of course providers. This information includes where the training is held (either in a school, in a university or a combination of both), age group, subject and funding.

Mike Stoneman, deputy director for children and families at Portsmouth City Council said:

“It is really important for us as a city to recruit and retain the best professionals for the city’s schools and academies. Teach Portsmouth’s online tool helps people navigate their options in a simple and intuitive way.

“We know it’s essential people have the information they need to be able to make an informed decision. Alongside the tool, the website provides a range of resources as well as contact information to speak to the team directly.”

The online tool has been updated to include course information for the academic year 2023 – 2024.

For more information, visit or search Teach Portsmouth online. Alternatively, call the information line on 023 9268 8088 (9.30am to 2.30pm) between Monday to Friday for advice on teacher training.