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Here’s How To Apply For Teaching Jobs In The UK

According to an announcement by the United Kingdom Department for Education, non-UK nationals can now apply to teach in schools in the UK.

Reports say that the announcement was made early in the month of December as seen on the UK government’s website for interested non-nationals.

Beginning in February 2023, citizens of Nigeria will be able to apply for qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency in the UK.

Eligible candidates must possess a qualified teacher status (QTS), a certification granted by the Teaching Regulation Agency, in order to be considered.

Additionally, keep in mind that candidates do not require a formal teacher training qualification.

The publication states that applicants must have “a minimum of two years teaching experience, a first (bachelor’s) degree from a UK or non-UK university, an English language qualification which is the same standard as a grade four General Certificate of Secondary Education, a maths qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE to teach children aged three to 11 in primary school, a physics, chemistry or biology (science) qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE.”

Interested in applying to train for an international QTS? Please read the information below;

International qualified teacher status (iQTS) is a new teaching qualification backed by the UK government that:

  • is delivered online by English teacher training providers in partnership with schools around the world
  • meets the same standards as English QTS and leads to the automatic award of QTS.
  • is open to all non-UK citizens, and is currently available from six providers, with plans to roll the qualification out more widely from September 2023
  • is the only international teacher training course that leads to the automatic award of QTS (other courses may offer valuable training but do not lead to QTS)

When you apply for QTS you will:

  • have to pay a fee
  • not have to undergo any further training
  • not have to visit the UK

Click here for further details on eligibility and application.

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