If you want to become a teacher in the UK, you need to know the steps to qualification. There are a few points you need to consider such as regional differences in teaching requirements. Once you know the requirements, you can start your journey to becoming a teacher.
The Regional Requirements
To teach in England and Wales, you will need to have a QTS. This qualification takes around one year to complete through an ITT programme via a school or university. At the end of the course, you will be awarded the QTS, if you meet the correct standards. After this, you will be an NQT or newly qualified teacher and have to complete an induction year. Then you can look for teaching jobs Cambridge!
If you want to teach in Scotland, you need to have a degree and an ITE or initial teacher education qualification. Once you have this qualification, you will need to go through a probationary teaching year before you are a qualified teacher. The application for teacher training programmes in Scotland is handled through UCAS.
If you want to teach in Northern Ireland, you will need to have a Bachelor of Education degree or a one-year postgraduate certificate in education. You can teach in Northern Ireland if you have been trained in a different region of the UK or another country. To do this, your qualifications will need to be approved by the General Teaching Council.
The Induction Year
Once you have to meet the regional requirements to become a teacher, you have to complete an induction year. This year is not generally required if you are going to teach in Northern Ireland, but this is subject to your qualification approval. The induction year will vary in substance depending on the region you are training in.
In England and Wales, during this year you need to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers’ Standards for England or the Practising Teacher Standards for Wales. You will have a mentor during the year and a reduced teaching load. The induction program will be tailored to your needs.
During the probationary year in Scotland, you will be part of the Teacher Induction Scheme. This offers a one-year teaching post in a Scotland local authority school. There is a flexible route available as well.
If you want to become a teacher in the UK, you need to meet certain requirements. The requirements will vary depending on the region of the UK you want to teach in.