Teaching is recognised as one of the most challenging yet rewarding professions in the world. It’s a profession that requires passion, resilience, patience and commitment.
There are different routes you can take when looking to enter teacher training. Whilst there are a number of distinctions between them, all will include:
- At least 24 weeks of classroom-based work experience, across two placements
- Achieving Qualified Teacher status
Depending on the course, you can also gain either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or Qualified Teacher Status. Both accreditations qualify you to teach in the UK.
More on potential routes into teaching:
Hammersmith, Ealing and West London College also run a post-16 training course. Each approach has its own advantages, depending on whether you feel that you would benefit from more time observing other teachers or being taught yourself.
Candidates should apply through UCAS for all teacher training courses and directly to a school for the School Direct route.