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I'm currently doing my A-Levels and due to finish them next year, and one career idea of mine is to become a law teacher for A-Level students

What I'm confused about is, can I become a teacher without a law degree? Can I do a law apprenticeship/ degree-apprenticeship instead and do it that way? Thanks!

Edit: I study law at college, probably an important fact
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To teach a subject in state secondary schools you need an undergraduate degree, usually in the subject you want to teach.

In a further education college, this would matter less.

Do be aware there isn't that much of a demand for law teachers/full time law teachers, you may be better doing something like history and teaching law as an extra subject.
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To teach a subject in state secondary schools you need an undergraduate degree, usually in the subject you want to teach.

In a further education college, this would matter less.

Do be aware there isn't that much of a demand for law teachers/full time law teachers, you may be better doing something like history and teaching law as an extra subject.
Thank you muchly! I plan on possibly doing criminology with law with the open university so I have a backup of teaching criminology (I know it's not in demand but I can try!) if law isn't possible
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Thank you muchly! I plan on possibly doing criminology with law with the open university so I have a backup of teaching criminology (I know it's not in demand but I can try!) if law isn't possible
There really isn't any demand for 'teachers in criminology'. As SarcAndSpark says, you'd be much better advised to do a more mainstream subject if your end objective is to teach.
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There really isn't any demand for 'teachers in criminology'. As SarcAndSpark says, you'd be much better advised to do a more mainstream subject if your end objective is to teach.
I feel like I'm more inclined to become a teacher if I could do the teaching qualifications after an apprenticeship/degree-apprenticeship, and with that it's unlikely I could teach a mainstream subject as well but I'll weigh my pros and cons later. Not saying that uni for me isn't a bad idea, I'm just more focused on staying at home and getting as prepared as I can for life
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I feel like I'm more inclined to become a teacher if I could do the teaching qualifications after an apprenticeship/degree-apprenticeship, and with that it's unlikely I could teach a mainstream subject as well but I'll weigh my pros and cons later. Not saying that uni for me isn't a bad idea, I'm just more focused on staying at home and getting as prepared as I can for life
That's fair enough I think
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I feel like I'm more inclined to become a teacher if I could do the teaching qualifications after an apprenticeship/degree-apprenticeship, and with that it's unlikely I could teach a mainstream subject as well but I'll weigh my pros and cons later. Not saying that uni for me isn't a bad idea, I'm just more focused on staying at home and getting as prepared as I can for life
I don't disagree with your perspective but if you want to teach in a UK state school, you will need to do a degree at some stage.

Apprenticeships are very vocational- it seems odd that this is the route you'd want to follow if you don't actually want to work in the sector.
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I don't disagree with your perspective but if you want to teach in a UK state school, you will need to do a degree at some stage.

Apprenticeships are very vocational- it seems odd that this is the route you'd want to follow if you don't actually want to work in the sector.
I suppose I'll learn on the job if that's what I go for, either that or go to uni
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