At Now Teach, we are looking for people who want to teach in a secondary school and who have lots of experience to share with your students.
We are not looking for people who can recite the national curriculum or know schools inside out.
You might not have even thought about becoming a teacher before.
In order to start training for your teaching qualifications there are some legal requirements. We also look for strong motivation to become a teacher and help students learn.
All applicants must meet the following legal entry requirements to get into teaching:
You need these qualifications to begin training for a PGCE and/or qualified teacher status (QTS).
In some cases, a training provider can ask career changers for more evidence to show their suitability to train in a specific subject.
We will work with you to build a persuasive case and demonstrate why you'll make a good teacher in your chosen area.
At Now Teach, we look for people whose career and skills will bring valuable new experience to schools and classrooms.
Many successful Now Teach applicants have also visited a school and volunteered in secondary schools, giving them insight into teaching.
Successful applications typically include the following elements:
Now Teachers work across a range of subjects and we can support you wherever you are in England.
If you don't meet all the entry requirements for an initial teacher training programme, there are options.
First of all, it depends on which qualifications you need.
If you don't have English or maths GCSEs at C or above, you can take what's called an equivalency test.
This is an exam that checks your English or maths skills and knowledge: passing the equivalency test means you can be accepted on a teacher training course.
They do require some study ahead of taking which can take several weeks. These equivalency qualifications are designed to ensure all UK teachers have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy on entering the profession.
There is unfortunately not a similar kind of test if you don't have a degree. If you don't have a degree yet, then training providers are not legally allowed to accept your application.