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Get your teaching career started with a bang this November. Don’t let your dreams fizzle out because you haven’t got a degree. Ok, enough of the firework puns now, but you can still get into teaching without a degree and begin an exciting new career. Here’s how.

It’s never too late

It’s never too late to get into teaching without a degree. It may seem difficult and you may have heard otherwise, but when there’s a will there’s a way. Teaching is such a rewarding career, allowing you to be a positive influence on so many children. You may have only just realised this is a path you want to go down. It is never too late to go back to school yourself and gain the qualifications and knowledge you need for your dreams to become a reality.

So what qualifications do I need?

To get into teaching without a degree you must hold a level 3 or above in a chosen subject. You must also hold a Level 2 in Maths and English, equivalent to a C or above. From there you will have to gain a Diploma in Education and Training (DETs) and then move onto your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). This may sound like a lot but most colleges and online learning sites offer these, so have a shop around.

What in-school experience will I need?

In addition to the above you will need to find a school that will take you on for a minimum of 100 teaching hours over the year. This can be paid or voluntary. There are so many unqualified and student teachers out there who excel and are given the same responsibilities as a fully qualified teacher. It is possible and if you are truly passionate you can make it happen for yourself!

Getting into teaching without a degree has never been easier with more and more online colleges and learning establishments offering courses and guidance. Whether you’re a teaching assistant wanting to become a fully-fledged teacher or a specialist in a subject who wants to share their knowledge with others.

See what vacancies we currently have to offer on www.tickeducation.co.uk/tick-jobs