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I am currently studying business with Human Resources management. I am have been considering teaching in a secondary school or in FE.
Which subjects could I train to teach in with my degree?
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I am currently studying business with Human Resources management. I am have been considering teaching in a secondary school or in FE.
Which subjects could I train to teach in with my degree?
Different teacher training providers will have different expectations in terms of qualifications.

Some will want at least 50% of your degree to be relevant to the subject you wish to train - so you could probably go for Business Studies, maybe Economics. Others will accept just having a decent A-level grade in the subject, however they will usually want you to do a SKE to improve your subject knowledge. Check the entry requirements for a few local training providers to get an idea of what they expect.

Employment options after teacher training may be more limited if you're perceived to have a weak background in the subject. For example, say you've trained as a biology teacher with just a B at A-level and an unrelated degree, some schools may not consider that sufficient and so wouldn't consider your application for a job, even if you've successfully completed training as a biology teacher. For some subjects that often struggle to recruit - like maths and computer science - this may be less of an issue than with oversubscribed subjects - like history.
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Different teacher training providers will have different expectations in terms of qualifications.

Some will want at least 50% of your degree to be relevant to the subject you wish to train - so you could probably go for Business Studies, maybe Economics. Others will accept just having a decent A-level grade in the subject, however they will usually want you to do a SKE to improve your subject knowledge. Check the entry requirements for a few local training providers to get an idea of what they expect.

Employment options after teacher training may be more limited if you're perceived to have a weak background in the subject. For example, say you've trained as a biology teacher with just a B at A-level and an unrelated degree, some schools may not consider that sufficient and so wouldn't consider your application for a job, even if you've successfully completed training as a biology teacher. For some subjects that often struggle to recruit - like maths and computer science - this may be less of an issue than with oversubscribed subjects - like history.
Thank you for the reply. I will have a look at a few training providers to see their criteria.
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