Are there apprenticeships in teaching?

Many people wonder if they have to go to university to become a teacher, but are there apprenticeships available that can eventually lead to you becoming a teacher?

Well, there is no direct apprenticeship to teaching in the UK, however, you can get an apprenticeship as a Teaching Assistant. You can learn more about the role of a teacher and work alongside experienced professionals, and then potentially the next step would be to take a college or university course. Qualifications are extremely important in teaching, even having the right set of GCSEs helps, so higher education will be needed at some point should you wish to become a teacher. That said, getting an apprenticeship as a Teaching Assistant is a fantastic way to start, and many young boys and girls are taking apprenticeships when they leave school, as it’s a great way to progress in most careers.