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Guide to Teaching: Introduction to 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


Introduction to Teaching

Why teaching?

Teaching is challenging work that will often require you to work out-of-hours and use your problem solving skills to deal with difficult issues. It does, however come with a range of benefits depending on the direction your career takes and can be a rewarding career.

A competitive salary

Schools in the United Kingdom are allowed to follow their own policies for attracting and retaining teachers- your individual performance could drive the speed your salary increases rather than the time you serve. There are also opportunities to specialise or lead in specific areas which may increase salaries.

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A range of career options

Early Years

Childcare is not just about taking care of children for working parents, but also about assisting young people in developing communication and social skills.

Primary School

Develop a classroom curriculum for children of varying ages and aptitudes to develop their skills and abilities as they prepare for secondary education.

Secondary School

Plan lessons to meet national curriculm objectives while keeping up to date with subject material and resources to prepare students for adult life.

Special Education Needs

Work with students who require extra support or an advanced programme to reach their full potential. Create a safe and stimulating environment.

Further Education

Teachers in Further Education work in a vast range of environments, from sixth forms to prisons to generalist or specialist colleges.

Higher Education

Pursue your own academic interests while teaching students over 18 in universities and colleges. Involves pursuing PhD research and student pastoral work.

English as a Foreign Language

This can be done in UK or abroad, in a variety of settings with different age ranges. Teach in schools, commercial organisations, or freelance.


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

Research your options | Graduate Schemes | Guide to Teaching

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