Teaching in the UK is a thrilling experience for Irish teachers

Irish teachers have the world at their feet because schools in the UK, the UAE and Asian countries such as China are all looking for gifted teachers.

So not only does a move overseas mean Irish teachers with a wanderlust get a chance to explore a new part of the world during the school holidays, it’s often hugely beneficial professionally too. The high number of teaching and substitute vacancies worldwide mean newly qualified teachers are likely to walk straight into their own classroom and more established educators get to take on new challenges and responsibility.

If you haven’t received a full registration with the Irish Teaching Council, we recommend you begin your foreign teaching journey in the UK which will help you achieve full registration. Once you have that qualification, TimePlan Education will be delighted to assist with your next overseas placement, either in Asia or the Middle East.

As well as helping you gain ITC registration, a few years’ experience in a British school opens doors for you at British International Schools all over the world – and we can help Irish teachers with these placements too.

TimePlan Education is here to make your teaching adventure a stress-free reality. Not only will our supportive and experienced team help you gather the correct documentation, find you a vacancy that fits your career goals and assist with training and interview preparation, you’ll become part of our extended family, enjoying friendly emotional support and a full calendar of social events from the minute you arrive. We can also help you gain full registration with the Irish Teaching Council.

Click here to complete our five-minute online registration and let your overseas adventure begin.


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Why register with TimePlan Education?

We have hundreds of vacancies in UK schools at any one time and we pride ourselves on being able to match your talents and ambitions with a school that will recognise them. But finding you a satisfying new teaching job is not all TimePlan Education offers. We can help with all aspects of your relocation from visa and work permits, to finding you accommodation and setting you up with a doctor and a British bank. We also know how important travel is to you, so we arrange trips in the UK and Europe with other TimePlan teachers, so you’ll return home with incredible memories and lifelong friends.

£2,000 relocation Package

TimePlan Education’s generous relocation plan is designed to help our Canadian teachers get the most out of their UK teaching experience. Adding up to over £2,000 of benefits over two years, you’ll receive both cash payments to use however you choose and travel vouchers to spend exploring the UK and Europe.

Read more about our wrap-around relocation package and start your UK adventure today.

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Your qualifications and career progression

What Qualification will Irish teachers need in the UK?

Teachers from Ireland will need a Professional Masters in Teaching, BEd or equivalent in the UK. Irish teachers can complete their induction year in the UK to gain full registration with the Irish Teaching council.

What is QTS?

QTS, Qualified Teacher Status, is an accreditation given to qualified teachers in the UK, many schools see it as a gold standard for teachers.

Do I need QTS?

Qualified teachers from Ireland can teach in the UK without QTS for up to 4 years, as long as they have full registration with the Irish Teaching Council. We do however recommend you get it as it is quite a simple process for qualified teachers from Ireland.

How do I get QTS?

If you are fully qualified then you will receive automatic QTS.  It is a simple online application and it is free of charge to apply.


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