For qualifying teaching courses (in England) you do not need to have prior work experience in a school setting to apply. Whilst prior experience in a school is not required, you may find experience useful for obtaining insights into the classroom.

Experience in a school or similar setting may also provide reassurance to you that teaching is the right choice for your career. If this is not possible, we recommend wider reading into the profession and engagement in alternative remote experiences. Download our guide for ways to enhance your statement