When deciding whether to begin a career in education in the UK, there are a few factors you may wish to consider.
1. What do I want to teach?
We all have our own set of skills and passions and it’s worth moulding them into a specialism so that we can be experts in our field. With plenty of education courses in UK to choose from, there will be support available to you when deciding on a specialism and how you can continue to build on your knowledge within it.
2. Who do I want to teach?
To begin with, you need to think about the age group that suits you. Is it stimulating young minds as they begin their educational journey that excites you, or would you prefer challenging teenagers as they embark on defining a career for themselves? Each group holds its own pros and cons, and so you might consider shadowing at different establishments to get a feel for what you might enjoy.
3. Why do I want to teach?
Whether you are looking at education courses in the UK because you are at the start of your teaching career or if you are coming up to retirement and want share your knowledge whilst staying challenged, there are plenty of options when it comes to teaching and training, whether it be working in a school, college or as a trainer for an independent business.
4. What do I need to be prepared for?
It will be no surprise that working in education is going to mean a lot of hard work. You need to be able to work well independently, be adaptable and resilient. With the growth of modern technologies and social media, it’s also important to work on your IT skills; all things that we can point you in the right direction of.
If you would like some guidance on which education courses in the UK would be right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us at AHZ Associates, as we would be delighted to help you make the first steps.