In this section you can explore the different routes in to teaching. Use the power point presentation to see the different courses available, the requirements and the flexibility available for gaining the qualifications required.
Whether you are looking for undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training programmes in Scotland, you must apply through the UCAS Undergraduate scheme.
One part of the application phase is the "personal statement". Below are some downloadable tips for writing a personal statement, and some examples that may help you to structure yours. Each of the examples have been annotated to give a description of why the content is considered a strong application, or one that requires some further development.
The personal statement is an important part of your teaching application. It’s your chance to describe your passion and commitment for teaching, as well as any relevant experience, to support your application.
Here are some things to consider when writing your personal statement:
- Why do you want to become a teacher?
- What skills do you have that will make you a good teacher?
- What experience do you have in working with children and young people of all ages? And what appeals to you about working with them?
Admissions will be looking for your ability to communicate well, so we recommend taking your time on this section. Don’t forget to clearly demonstrate what you have to offer and how you would make a great candidate for the course, as well as an excellent teacher.
Find out more about applying to teach in Scotland on the UCAS webite
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