What is Teaching?

Teaching involves the provision of education to children and/or adults.


  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Lecturer
  • Principal

What skills do you need to work in teaching?

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Problem solving skills

Where do teaching professionals work?

Teaching professionals generally work in public or private learning institutions. Some teachers may also work as self-employed tutors. Teachers will often specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Early years education
  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Adult education

Typical work activities

  • Planning lessons and curriculum
  • Leading learning activities
  • Motivating pupils
  • Maintaining discipline
  • Assessing and monitoring pupils development
  • Providing written and verbal reports to pupils, parents and colleagues