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We are looking for people with the motivation to help young people learn and who will bring new skills and experiences into schools. As well as our own criteria, everyone applying to Now Teach must also meet the legal requirements set by the government.

Jonathan Shaw
Linda Teaching

Joining our Now Teach Network

Now Teach is a charity that helps people to change career and bring experience into the classroom.

We have Now Teachers working across a range of subjects and can support you wherever you are in England.

We are not looking for people with significant experience of teaching or working in schools; you may never have thought about being a teacher before.

Before you apply, we recommend that you come to our events, watch past webinars or get in touch with one of our Careers Advisors.

Legal requirements

All applicants to teacher training must have the following:

  • Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above.
  • If you studied outside of the UK, equivalent qualifications must be approved by ENIC-NARIC.
  • A degree
  • Strong A-level or Honours degree in the subject you want to teach
  • To be eligible for a government bursary in certain subjects candidates must have:
    • A 2:2 or above at undergraduate degree level or have a Masters/PhD
    • Been living in the UK or another EEA country for at least three years prior to starting your teacher training.

Career Experience

At Now Teach, we want enthusiastic people whose career and skills will bring valuable new experience to schools and classrooms to join our network.

Previous career success could include one or more of the following:

  • Management, progression or impact in your career
  • A portfolio career
  • Evidence of overcoming challenges
  • Technical expertise

Many successful Now Teach applicants have visited a school, volunteered in secondary schools and shown motivation to working with and inspiring young people.

Motivation to teach

Successful applications to teacher training typically have the following attributes:

  • Want to teach in a secondary school
  • Want to be part of the Now Teach Network of career-changers
  • Understand the role of a teacher. You may have visited or volunteered in schools or have planned to.
  • Have the appetite to start over again and learn a new craft
  • Want to work with young people. You may have shown this by volunteering with a youth club, a sports team or tutoring
  • Can communicate with clarity and have exceptional English language ability

Find out if you are eligible to teach