Work experience in education
Getting classroom experience can also help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. But it will also strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews by providing you with practical cases in which your knowledge and experience can be applied.
Education placements are one of the most varied work experiences, there are several options open to you should you choose this sector for experience including classroom, nursery or preschool assistant. You will get the chance to support teachers in their daily routines but also to interact with children and apply some of the knowledge you’ve already acquired.
The length of the placement is absolutely your choice, but most students choose lengths between 3 weeks and 2 months. You will also get to meet experience teachers who can tell you more about the positive and negative aspects or working in a school and give you excellent tips that might come in handy in the future.