Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Teaching in Schools

Resources for Teaching in Scotland

The link below will take you to a list of recommended websites and downloads related to teaching in schools in Scotland.

Resources for Teaching in England and Wales

The link below will take you to a list of recommended websites and downloads related to teaching in schools in England and Wales.

Resources for Teaching in Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland

The link below will take you to a list of recommended websites and downloads related to teaching in schools in Northern Ireland and Eire.

Resources for Teaching outside of the UK and Ireland

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for teaching outside of the UK and Ireland.

Mini Career Course: Applying for Initial Teacher Education (PGDE)

This mini career course will consider the different ways of applying to postgraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the UK, with a focus on the PGDE in Scotland. The course should take around 30 minutes to complete.

Overview of postgraduate teacher training options (TARGETjobs)

Information on courses, qualifications and obtaining relevant work experience.

Mini-guide to big careers: Teaching (TargetJobs)

Interactive guide for exploring careers in teaching with advice on teacher training, work experience and qualification procedures for different parts of the UK.

Teaching and Education (TARGETjobs)

Detailed information on careers in the Education sector, including advice on teacher training options and alternative Education careers.

Prospects Sector Briefing: Teaching and Education

Overview of the sector, including information on the various job roles available, typical employers, future trends and case studies.

Prospects Profile: Early Years Teacher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Primary School Teacher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Secondary School Teacher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Teaching Assistant

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

UCAS Guide for Applicants

Advice and information on applying for postgraduate teacher training courses

Typical Teaching Interview Questions (TARGETjobs)

This resource lists questions that you are likely to be asked at an interview for your first graduate teaching job, whether in a primary or secondary school.

Association for Language Learning

Membership organisation for teachers of Modern languages - news, publications, membership

The Montessori Foundation

Education based on the Montessori philosophy.

Independent Schools Council

Contains a searchable database of independent schools with links to their websites. There is also a section on teaching in independent schools with advice on making applications.

Girls' Schools Association

Professional organisation of independent schools for girls

Pestalozzi International Village Trust

Charity which provides education to children from developing countries.

bp Student Tutoring Scheme

A voluntary scheme, placing students in local Primary and Secondary schools to work with pupils under the supervision of the classroom teacher. The scheme lasts for eight weeks from February to May. For more details click on the link below.

Times Educational Supplement

Articles about teaching and details of latest vacancies

TES - jobs in teaching and lecturing

Search for teaching and lecturing jobs in Higher Education and Further Education in the UK and abroad.

Teaching experience learning sheet

Download this document to help you reflect on what you have learned from your teaching/ classroom experience.

Class of 2008 case study: Genevieve Chavarria (English Literature graduate)

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this English Literature graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.