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How To Start A New Career As A Teacher

If you’re constantly feeling demotivated and unsatisfied by your current career path, it might be time you tried to find something a little more suitable. Sometimes we all need to take a step back and reassess our options, and for you, there’s no time like the present. There are obviously many different jobs you could aim for, but the article you’re reading today will focus on what it takes to become a teacher. You should all remember what the day to day realities of this role are from your own days at school, and so long as you enjoy working with kids, it’s actually quite a fulfilling endeavor.

Unfortunately, in nearly all situations, you won’t be able to walk in off the street and get right to it. You need official qualifications to work in education, and so this post will fill you in on everything you need to know about obtaining them. With that in mind, the information below this paragraph could be pivotal to your success. So, read through carefully, and don’t forget to take notes.

Getting Your A-Levels

Firstly, you aren’t going to get into university unless you have A-levels, or you complete an all round refresher course. Which you do will depend upon your age, and how long it’s been since you left full time education. For most of you, it will be the refresher course which I believe takes around twelve months to pass.

Choosing Your Degree

Next, you’ll have to spend at least three years at university completing a relevant degree course of your choosing. If you’re super intellectual, go for something like physics or mathematics, but if you’re just trying to get through while exerting the least effort possible, you should choose religious education or geography. Once this is completed, you’re almost there.

Enrolling On Your Teacher Training Course

Again, this takes around twelve months to complete and will give you all the basic skills needed to deal with children in the classroom properly. Most people find the teacher training course to be the most enjoyable part of their education, and so you shouldn’t worry too much about getting through it. The work you have to complete will be simple, and you’ll probably meet lots of interesting people.


Of course, if you’re a little worried about making such a lengthy commitment, and you want to learn a little bit more about what the realities of this job are, you could always enroll on teaching assistant courses and spend six months or a year in the classroom before deciding whether or not going to university and becoming a teacher is worth all the hassle. After working as a teaching assistant for a while, you should get a good insight into what qualified teachers have to deal with on a daily basis, so this is actually a pretty wise move if you’re at all unsure.

So there it is my career hunting friends. You now know what it takes to become a teacher at either primary or secondary level. Just remember, if all else fails and you want the easiest job possible, become a P.E teacher, and you can spend your days playing tennis or hockey – only joking, P.E teachers work hard too.

Catch you later!




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