Teaching & Education

Teaching & Education

Factors to consider when thinking about a career in Teaching and Education are:

  • The education sector recruits and trains huge numbers of graduates annually in the UK.
  • A challenging, rewarding and inspiring area in which to work, with audiences ranging from pre-schoolers to those undertaking the highest levels of academic research.
  • Opportunities exist in private and publically funded sectors, charities and research institutions.
  • Entry points and training requirements vary widely, as do salaries and career paths.

Teaching in Schools

Think about:

  • what kind of student you want to teach
  • how you want to train – the most common  route is a one-year university-based Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Alternatives include School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) (Schools Direct in England/Graduate Training Programme (GTP) in Wales) and Teach First.

Use the links below to start your research into the reality of both careers, postgraduate options and job opportunities. Check out our top picks .

Related links

Getting started


Employers and vacancy sources


Further Education

Higher Education

Education alternatives (including TEFL)

Books Available at Careers & Employability, 51a Park Place include:

  • Careers Uncovered – Teaching
  • The Trainee Primary Teacher’s Handbook
  • The Trainee Secondary Teacher’s Handbook
  • The Academic Career Handbook