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Uk Teachers Recruitment Requirements

The UK’s education department has informed Nigerians and other individuals from other countries what subjects are important for them to study if they want to become teachers in the UK. Read the recruitment requirements and qualification below.

This is part of their plan to make sure that people from other countries who want to teach in the UK have the right qualifications. The UK government will look at your education and experience to see if you meet their requirements.

Uk Teachers Recruitment Requirements for Nigerians

Qualifications You’ll Need to Apply

Starting from February 1, 2023, if you are a teacher from another country and want to work in the UK, you will need to pass an exam to get your “Qualified Teacher Status” (QTS).

Citizens from Nigeria and other countries who have expertise in languages, math, or science and a teaching certificate can see if they will qualify to teach 11 to 16-year-olds student and apply.


  • Undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree verified by UK ENIC.
  • Teacher training at level 6, with qualification of at least the same length as an English initial teacher training course (e.g., Bachelor of Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Education).
  • Course content must be practical and pedagogically focused.
  • Qualified to teach children at age 5 to 16 years.
  • Minimum of 9 months of professional teaching experience after qualifying.
  • Professional status as a teacher in the country where you qualified, without any restrictions or conditions on practice.
  • Meets the standard of English language proficiency (e.g., CEFR B2, IELTS SELT Consortium 5.5, LanguageCert 33/50, Pearson 59, Trinity College London Pass, PSI Services (UK) Ltd Pass).

Special Requirements for Teachers with Qualifications from Ghana, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa or Zimbabwe:

  • A teaching qualification at the standard of level 6, allowing you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds in mathematics, languages or science.
  • A teaching qualification at the standard of level 6, allowing you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds.
  • A bachelor’s degree consisting of at least 50% mathematics, science or language (excluding English) taught in English state schools (e.g. French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Mathematics and Science).

The UK government recently changed the rules for people who want to become teachers.

Starting in February 2023, people from Nigeria may not be able to become teachers in the UK.

The government is now giving priority to people who can teach subjects that are important in the UK.

Uk Teachers Recruitment Requirements: Check out The Recruitment Requirements and Qualification for You to Be a Teacher in Uk

See Subjects Below:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Languages (excluding English)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

The education department has said that to become a teacher for kids aged 11 to 16 in English state schools, you need to have a teaching certificate at a level 6 standard and a bachelor’s degree with at least half of your study focused on math, science, or a language other than English.

The department also mentioned that there will be more information about teaching other subjects by May. [1] This update was made just a few days before the start of the application process.

Type of Visa to Use

The UK government has new rules for teachers from Nigeria, Ghana, and other developing countries who want to work in the UK.

To work as a teacher in the UK, these people must have a work visa or another type of permission to work.

Their employer, such as a school, must also have a special permit called an “employer license”.

Why Uk Are Recruiting Nigerian Teachers

–  Comment by Professor Alabi Thomas of Federal University of Technology, Minna:

  1. Nigerian teachers are trained and qualified for opportunities.
  2. The challenge is the poor handling of the sector by the government.
  3. Many teachers are owed salaries for months and don’t get promoted despite quality service. [2]

–  Reasons why UK wants to recruit teachers from Nigeria and 8 other countries:

  1. The UK offers a training program for potential migrant teachers, regardless of initial qualifications.
  2. All qualified teachers will have a starting salary of at least £28,000.
  3. Salary will be higher for teachers working in London.
  4. Pay increases linked to performance and reviewed annually.

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