Education covers teaching in a range of settings; advisory roles, educational psychology and administration. Many of the roles will involve postgraduate study. You need to consider what age range you would like to work with, whether you would prefer to work with individual or groups.
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Teaching in schools
Since 2012 you don't have to have the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to teach in an academy.
To become a fully qualified teacher and to work in state-maintained schools in England and Wales, you will need to gain QTS first. After completing a programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT), you are then assessed during an induction period in a school.
PGCE is the most common route into teaching but see below for the other options:
N.B. There are minimum GCSE requirements for initial teacher training which often have to be met at the time of applying.
To help you with applying for teacher training or job applications you can attend get your personal statement or application checked, meet with a careers consultant, attend a workshop or sector event.
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