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UK Teachers Recruitment Update: List of important Subjects for Nigerians

UK Teachers Recruitment

The eligibility requirements for the UK Teachers Recruitment have been revised.

Based on this, the Teaching Regulation Agency will not consider all subjects for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Mathematics has been named as one of the prioritised subjects, despite the TRA’s promise to provide more information by May on other subject specialisms..


Following the new update by the United Kingdom Department of Education for those who wish to apply for the qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency beginning in February 2023, a large number of Nigerians are now ineligible for the QTS.


According to the update, certain subjects that are urgently required in the United Kingdom will be prioritised.

Rishi Sunak, British Prime MinisterUK education department updates eligibility criteria for teachers recruitment. Photo credit: Rishi Sunak
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Here are the subject specialisms that will be considered:

Subjects for UK Teachers Recruitment

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

The UK department of Education added: “A teaching qualification that meets the standard of a level 6 qualification qualifying you to teach children aged 11 to 16, and a bachelor’s degree made up of at least 50% mathematics, science or a language (excluding English) taught in English state schools.”

In May, the Department of Education will provide an update on other subject specialisations.

Ejes Gist News also reported that the United Kingdom Department for Education updated its document outlining the eligibility requirements for non-UK citizens interested in obtaining the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which will enable them to find teaching jobs throughout the country.

This update was made a few days prior to the portal’s opening, as previously announced.


UK offers new work visa for teachers, Nigerians can apply

Ejes Gist News reported that the United Kingdom government has released an updated update on a work visa for teachers targeting countries like Nigeria, Ghana and other developing economies.

Those applying for teaching jobs in the UK from outside the country will need a work visa or other immigration status. Employer-issued skilled worker visas are also required.

The sponsor may be a school, local government, or academy trust that is required to have an employer licence, also known as a worker licence.

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