Teacher Career Guide

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      Teacher Careers guide

      (1) Entry-level requirements

      For teaching as qualified teacher n UK, teachers would require qualified teacher status (QTS). If the teacher already has the degree, then they could also complete the training course for the postgraduate teacher. Moreover, the teachers would also require GCSE at grade C / 4 in English, science and maths for teaching at the primary level. 

      (2) Day-in-the-life

      A teacher has the responsibility for the preparation of the lesson plans and for educating the students at different levels. The duty of the teachers also includes assigning the homework, taking grades on the test and the documentation of the daily progress. In this career, the teacher also requires to offer instruction in different subjects depending on the grade of the students.

      (3) Career path

      A teaching degree allows the teacher to specialise in any subject area, educational setting or age group. Licensing requirements and training vary according to country and state. However, most countries require the teachers to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum and demonstrate their experience under experienced teacher’s guidance.

      (4) Job opportunities

      The job opportunities for a teacher can be found on the website of the different schools, and the schools can also release job applications on digital media platforms. The application for the job can also be released in the newspapers with job specifications and other details. There are also online job portals such as indeed.co.uk, teachaway.com, job.com, the guardian.com, where job advertisements can be found.

      (5) Where to find more information

      Information on teaching qualifications and other details can be found on websites such as Prospects.ac.uk. It has the age groups, entry requirements, qualities and skills and the kinds of schools that the prospective teachers can apply.

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      Teaching Assistant Career Guide

      (1) Entry-level requirements

      Teaching assistants (TA) require basic numeracy and literacy skills that are usually GCSE or qualification equivalent to National 4 or 5 in English or maths along with experience of teaching children. For working with children in primary, secondary level or in special schools required them to qualify for Level 2 and 3 courses. Level 3 Award in Learning and Supporting Teaching in schools is also required in some schools.

      (2) Day-in-the-life

      Teaching assistant depending on the training and experience and the TA the status ensure that the children are supported in their learning and can be engaged during activity in class. Depending on the requirement of the class, they also carry out many administrative duties such as preparation in the classroom and management of extracurricular activities. They are also given lunchtime and playtime duties at primary level. At Higher levels the deliver teaching activities on a one-on-one basis or in groups and also coordinates teaching support.

      (3) Career path

      As TA, one can progress to different grades ranging from the entry-level to the HLTA based on experience and training. In the HLTA level, TA is also engaged in planning lessons and development of support materials for delivering lessons in an unsupervised manner. There is also scope for coordination of activities in particular areas of learning such as IT or SEN.

      (4) Job opportunities

      Many online platforms post advertisements about TA such as Guardian Jobs, National Careers Service, indeed.co.uk, reed.co.uk. For the demand for online teaching assistant jobs, there are also job advertisements on eTeach.

      (5) Where to find more information

      The recognised organisations where all the necessary information regarding the job requirements, skills, salary, career opportunities of teaching assistants can be found are Prospects.ac.uk, UCAS and other such platforms.

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