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Careers in teaching

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So you’re thinking about becoming a teacher and helping to shape younger generations, inspiring them and helping them achieve their dreams? Here is some useful information for you:

The Benefits:

  • Starting salary of £30,000 for newly qualified teacher

  • Job security

  • Inspire the next generation

  • Opportunities to work in other countries

  • Clear career with potential for progression

  • Job enrichment - No two days are the same

  • Work with like minded people

  • Shape your own work environment

  • Provides flexibility for families

  • Making a difference and changing lives

Plus much more!

Steps to becoming a teacher:

1: Decide who to teach:

  • Primary ages 3-7

  • Primary ages 5-11

  • Secondary 

  • Early years

2: Explore your options:

At Hope you can do a 3 year degree that will qualify you to become a teacher, Or if you prefer you can do a degree in another subject, then study a year long PGCE.

You must have achieved the minimum requirements in GCSE English, Maths and Science to teach primary.

*Important - Many schools in England require you to have qualified teacher status QTS

3: Learn about funding:

There are postgraduate teaching bursaries and scholarships for a select list of subjects, as long as your teacher training course is not salaried.

Visit HERE to find out more

4: Pick a course:

Liverpool Hope offer a variety of teaching courses:



Primary teachers tend to have a broad range of subject knowledge, whereas secondary school teachers deep dive into a specific subject.

All courses receive high quality teaching delivered by your lectures, alongside placement weeks where you will put what you have learned into practice in the classroom.