In this post, let’s explore two more alternative careers to use your teaching skills.
Being a self-employed tutor provides different perks to those of tutors working for agencies or schools. For a start, private tutors pick their own hours and own rates of pay. You can work from your own home, in your student’s home or in an agreed public place. You have the flexibility to make the decisions in collaboration with your client.
If you love the teaching aspect of your role but not the “other” things associated with school roles, it often offers the fulfillment of teaching passion without the “system”. It also means you can directly use your skills as a teacher.
Private tutoring as a business option is booming in the UK. There are plenty of opportunities available and finding something to suit your needs is a tangible prospect for teachers. Of course, the flip side to being free to manage your own time, schedule and clients is that you will also need to manage self-employment status, generate your income stream, and do your own tax returns (or pay for someone to do them for you).
It is not too difficult to see how teaching children in a school setting can be applied to teaching adults in a corporate setting. As a teacher, you probably embarked on that path because you love helping people learn new things. If that is the case, working as a corporate training may provide a good alternative to the school classroom. Along with your skills of being able to plan, development and deliver high-quality course content, you will also have excellent interpersonal skills honed with your career experience.
The business that you wish to go into will often determine what you need to achieve a successful change of career. Whilst education-related industries will recognise your teaching qualifications more readily, some fields will require additional qualifications recognised in corporate training and development. The good news is that your teaching qualification should enable you to train at a mid-level rather than start from the bottom rung.
The CIPD qualifications are a good place to start. As a qualified teacher, aim for Level 5 (not entry level 3) certification. If you are a school leader with substantial experience, you could aim for Level 7 (top level) certification. With a CIPD certificate, you are able to demonstrate the necessary skills and qualifications to move into any corporate training and development role – including non-educational related industries.
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