From the classroom to online lessons almost overnight, teachers have been under an incredible amount of pressure throughout the last year. Teachers have been on the front lines of our children’s education through multiple school closures and exam cancellations.
However, 2020 saw a significant increase in teacher training applications. Some have turned to teaching after reconsidering their job opportunities after furlough or redundancy and, while some parents found homeschooling to be a nightmare, others have a newfound passion for teaching. If you have been inspired and are considering teaching but don’t know where to start, this blog should help you make that first step.
Your reasons for wanting to become a teacher will be unique to you. Some gravitate towards the variety of working with children and young people and the chance to develop a career that enables you to help your local community. For others it’s a stepping stone to develop a range of skills and experience that are transferable to other careers. In some cases teaching training opens up the opportunity to gain a qualification that can be used to teach in different countries around the world, when it is safe to do so of course. Whatever your reason, passion and some required qualifications are key.
In order to apply for a place on a teacher training course you need some specific qualifications and other government requirements.
Read more about how to get the qualifications you need to kick off your teaching career in our free downloadable Career Tracks Guide: Teaching.