School Experience Programme

School experience is essential if you are interested in becoming a teacher.

Before you apply for teacher training, you'll need to gain as much experience in the classroom as possible in order to strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews. If you have never been in a classroom how do you know that you want to teach ?

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) runs a school experience programme, which offers prospective trainee teachers the chance to see what it’s like to be a teacher and the National Forest Teaching participates in that programme. This  means that provided  you are eligible ( For full details visit :  we will be able to give you up to 10 days experience , either as a block or as a series of single days and this will significantly strengthen your application .