Basic requirements

When you start to think about returning to teaching, the three steps below are where you can start. Click the headings below to learn more.

Learn how the English education system works

Read about how education is structured in England -  you will need to make a choice of which level to teach: primary OR secondary.

Find out what entry qualifications you need

Check you have the right qualifications for primary or secondary teaching, including what GCSEs and what degree.

Do some voluntary work in a school

To get a job or apply for teacher training, you need UK experience - normally you won't be accepted without it.