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Guide to Teaching: How to get into Primary or Secondary Teaching

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Guide to Teaching: Introduction to Teaching | How to get into Primary or Secondary Teaching | Choosing your route into teaching | How to apply to UCAS | Making your Personal Statement | Other parts of your UCAS Application | Funding | Help and more information


How to get into Primary or Secondary Teaching

To teach in a Primary or Secondary school in the UK you need to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You attain this through an Initial Teacher Training course (ITT), which takes roughly a year. These courses are run both by Universities and other providers. In some cases, bursaries are available. Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) then have to complete one year’s monitored employment within a school in order to gain their QTS.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Other requirements


Classroom Experience

Non-academic essential requirements



Other Experience

Although not an essential requirement, it would strongly support your application if you were to gain some experience beyond what you gain in the classroom. Examples of suitable experience could be:

  • Brownies/Guides/Scouts
  • Holiday Clubs
  • Summer Camps
  • Sunday Schools
  • Summer Play Schemes
  • Youth Groups
  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Volunteering activities


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Guide to Teaching: Introduction to Teaching | How to get into Primary or Secondary Teaching | Choosing your route into teaching | How to apply to UCAS | Making your Personal Statement | Other parts of your UCAS Application | Funding | Help and more information


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