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How to Succeed as a Newly Qualified Teacher

Manchester Metropolitan University via FutureLearn


Prepare yourself for the challenges and opportunities of life as a new teacher

Designed by educational experts at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Education, this course will support you in the transition from teacher training to being a newly qualified teacher.

You’ll develop your abilities in independent critical reflective practice and learn ways to manage your workload to support yourself in your new role.

You’ll consider the potential issues you may face as a new teacher so that you feel ready to face the challenges of this rewarding career.

You’ll also create a teaching career-plan and learn the importance of celebrating your personal successes.

This course is designed for all new teachers, whether you’re a primary or secondary teacher, or you teach in other settings.

This course will provide you with support for the transition from the training phase to being a new teacher in school.


  • How to transition from a student to a new teacher?
    • An introduction to new teachers
    • What are the main challenges?
    • Who can support you in your journey?
  • How can you develop your identity as a new teacher?
    • What are the best things about being a new teacher?
    • What will be your identity as a new teacher?
    • What positive contributions do new teachers bring to schools?
    • Planning for a successful year as a new teacher
  • How can you tackle challenges and celebrate your successes?
    • What are the challenges new teachers face?
    • What is resilience?
    • What support can help you overcome challenges?
    • Continual development and lifelong learning for new teachers.
    • Success as a new teacher

Taught by

Ellie Overland


4.6 rating at FutureLearn based on 36 ratings

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