A SASS Guide to Getting Sponsored as a Teacher in the UK

Working as a teacher in the United Kingdom is a rewarding opportunity that allows educators to make a positive impact on students and further their own professional development. However, securing sponsorship to work in the UK as a teacher involves a multi-step process. SASS Visa Agency is here to provide guidance and support throughout this journey. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get sponsored as a teacher in the UK:

1. Determine Your Eligibility:

Before pursuing sponsorship to work as a teacher in the UK, it’s essential to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. You must have:

  • A recognized teaching qualification from your home country.
  • Proficiency in the English language is typically demonstrated by passing an approved English language test like IELTS.
  • A job offer from a licensed UK sponsor, which should be a school or educational institution.

2. Find a Teaching Job in the UK:

Securing a job offer is a crucial step. Research UK schools or educational institutions that are hiring teachers in your subject area and contact them directly or explore teaching job listings. Alternatively, work with teaching recruitment agencies that specialize in placing educators in UK schools.

3. Obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS):

Once you have a job offer, your UK employer will provide you with a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). This is a crucial document for your visa application.

4. Apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa:

As a teacher, you will typically apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa. This visa allows skilled professionals, including teachers, to work in the UK. In your application, you will need to provide:

  1. A valid COS from your UK employer.
  2. Evidence of your English language proficiency.
  3. Proof of your teaching qualification.
  4. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK (where applicable)

5. Attend Biometrics Appointment and Visa Interview (if required):

You may need to attend a biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints and photographs. Depending on your country of residence, you might also be required to attend a visa interview at a UK consulate or embassy.

6. Wait for a Decision:

After submitting your visa application, the UK Home Office will review your case. This process may take several weeks. It is advisable to apply well in advance of your intended start date.

7. Travel to the UK:

Once your visa is approved, you can make travel arrangements to the UK and begin your teaching career. Your visa will indicate the length of time you are allowed to work in the UK.

How SASS Visa Agency Can Help:

Navigating the complex UK visa and sponsorship process can be challenging. SASS Visa Agency specializes in assisting educators like you in securing teaching positions in the UK. Here’s how we can help:

Job Placement: We have extensive networks with UK schools and educational institutions, which can increase your chances of finding a suitable teaching position.

Visa Application Support: SASS provides expert guidance and support throughout the visa application process, ensuring that your documentation is complete and accurate.

Relocation Support: SASS can provide valuable advice on relocating to the UK, including housing, transportation, and adapting to the new environment.

In conclusion, teaching in the UK is an enriching experience, and SASS Visa Agency is here to make the journey smoother. By following the steps outlined in this guide and partnering with SASS, you can turn your dream of teaching in the UK into a reality. We are committed to helping educators like you access the opportunities available in the UK’s vibrant educational landscape.

Contact us today lets get started on your application.

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