A career change into teaching allows you to use the skills and expertise you’ve already developed to inspire young people.
You’ll need a degree and qualified teacher status (QTS) to work in the majority of schools in England including state maintained primary, secondary and special schools. There are different ways to get QTS.
Now Teach(opens in new window) is a service that specifically helps people get into teaching who are changing career.
If you already have an undergraduate degree, you can search for postgraduate teacher training courses(opens in new window) to get QTS.
If you’re concerned about your subject knowledge, you may also be able to do a ‘subject knowledge enhancement’ (SKE) course. This can help if you have an unrelated degree but relevant professional experience, or you haven’t used your subject knowledge for a while.
Find information if you’re a non-UK citizen interested in teaching in England.