Regardless of who you are and your background, what eligibility criteria must you meet to become a teacher? While training providers may have specific requirements, you will always need the basics to start your teacher training journey.
From the right qualifications to the knowledge you need, there are some basic eligibility requirements you must have to become a qualified teacher in England.
As a newly qualified teacher (NQT), you've completed your initial teacher training, gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and have secured your first teaching role. As you get ready to begin your new position, June Hutchinson, NQT Co-ordinator at Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance has shared her top tips for those starting out as an NQT.
Becoming a teacher is rewarding experience but it doesn't have to be an expensive one. Depending on what route or subject you take, you could benefit from teaching bursaries, loans and scholarships of up to £28,000. Discover what financial support you could gain when you train to teach.
How do I get work experience in a classroom? It's a common question for those interested by the idea of teaching. While work experience isn't always necessary for a teaching application, it does give you an insight into the profession and whether it's for you.