Discover the Thrilling Opportunity of Teaching in the UK for Jamaican Educators with iCan Teach UK

Are you a Jamaican educator looking for an exciting career opportunity? iCan Teach UK is here to help you secure the perfect teaching role in the UK. Our expert team is dedicated to making your transition as smooth as possible, so you can focus on what you do best – teaching.

We specialize in recruiting for a wide range of roles, including qualified primary and secondary teachers of all subjects, levels, and experience. With strong connections to schools throughout London, the Home Counties, the South, and the Midlands, we can offer you the best opportunities to take your teaching career to new heights.

Why Choose to Teach in the UK with iCan Teach UK?

Teaching in the UK offers a diverse range of opportunities, from bustling cities to charming villages. You'll have the chance to explore new cultures, meet new people, and gain valuable experience that will enhance your teaching career. Plus, the UK offers competitive salaries and benefits for educators.

At iCan Teach UK, we understand that moving to a new country can be overwhelming. That's why we offer support and guidance throughout the entire process, including visa assistance. We want to make your transition as seamless as possible, so you can focus on teaching and enjoying your new adventure.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our recruitment process and how we can help you take your teaching career to the next level in the UK. Let's work together to make your UK teaching dreams a reality with iCan Teach UK! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to expand your horizons and grow your career.

Types of Roles​

Permanent or Fixed Term Contracts

The majority of Jamaican teachers will come to the UK on a Tier 2 Visa, meaning that you will only be able to work for one employer on either a Permanent or Fixed Term Contract.

This would mean that you are employed directly by the employer, either on a permanent contract (with no end date) or on a Fixed Term Contract (for a specific period of time, usually between 1 and 2 years). The task of finding the right vacancy, completing application forms and submitting CVs can feel like a full-time job in itself. Our excellent relationships with schools and MATs throughout the country means that we can help you find the perfect role in the UK

Long Term Supply

(Only available to candidates who are not sponsored on Tier 2)

Long-term supply allows you to work on an ongoing basis in one school. This can vary from a few weeks, a term, or even a full year. These roles can often be to cover sickness, parental leave or because an unexpected vacancy has arisen for other reasons. Long-term supply can often lead to the offer of a permanent role and allows you to experience teaching in a variety of settings, ensuring that you can see how each school operates, and make sure that if you do decide to take a permanent role the one you select is the right place for you.

Day2Day Supply

(Only available to candidates who are not sponsored on Tier 2)

If you are looking for a role that gives you more of a work-life balance and mostly requires no planning - then supply teaching may be for you. It offers that flexibility so you can work around other commitments. It also affords you the opportunity to gain more experience in numerous settings and schools. Sometimes it is daunting accepting a permanent role right away - supply teaching allows you to get the feel for the school and can lead to a longer-term contract if that is what you are looking for. Through daily supply, you can ensure you are finding the perfect role for you.

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Requirements for Jamaican Teachers Moving to the UK

At iCan Teach UK, we're committed to helping teachers from around the world find their perfect teaching position in the UK. If you're a qualified teacher in Jamaica and interested in teaching in the UK, here are some key requirements you'll need to meet:


To teach in the UK, you must have a teaching qualification that is recognized by both Jamaica and the UK. This may include a Bachelor of Education (BEd), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or other equivalent qualification. It's important to note that some teaching positions may require additional qualifications, such as a Master's degree or a specific subject-specific qualification.

  1. Experience: Relevant teaching experience is essential when applying for a teaching position in the UK. The amount of experience required will vary depending on the position you're applying for, but most schools will require at least two years of experience. Your experience should be in your subject area and age range of the students you'll be teaching.

  2. Language: English language proficiency is essential for teaching in the UK. Jamaican teachers will need to demonstrate their English proficiency by taking an approved English language test, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score required will depend on the individual school's requirements, but in most cases, a minimum score of 6.5 is required.

  3. Visa: To work as a teacher in the UK, you'll need a valid visa. The most common visa option for teachers is the Tier 2 (General) visa, which is designed for skilled workers. To apply for this visa, you'll need to have a job offer from a UK school and a valid Certificate of Sponsorship. You'll also need to meet certain eligibility requirements, including a minimum salary threshold.

Navigating the visa process can be complex and time-consuming, which is why iCan Teach UK provides comprehensive support to help Jamaican teachers secure the necessary visas and make the transition to teaching in the UK as smooth as possible. Our team of experts will guide you through the visa application process, providing advice and support at every step.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in teaching in the UK, we encourage you to apply to iCan Teach UK today. We're here to help you take the next step in your teaching career and achieve your dreams of teaching in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Jamaican teachers need a teaching qualification to teach in the UK?

Yes, you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to teach in the UK. If you do not already have QTS, you may be able to obtain it through the Assessment Only Route or by completing a postgraduate teacher training program in the UK.

What is the process for obtaining a visa to work as a teacher in the UK as a Jamaican teacher?

The visa process can vary depending on your individual circumstances. In general, you will need to obtain a Tier 2 (General) visa or a Youth Mobility Scheme visa. You may also need to provide evidence of your qualifications and English language proficiency. Our team at iCan Teach UK can guide you through the visa process and provide support and advice.

What are the requirements for working as a teacher in the UK as a Jamaican teacher?

In addition to holding QTS, you will need to undergo a criminal record check and demonstrate proficiency in English. You will also need to have the appropriate visa to work in the UK.

What subjects can Jamaican teachers teach in the UK?

Jamaican teachers can teach a wide range of subjects in the UK. The opportunities available will depend on your qualifications and experience.

What is the job market like for Jamaican teachers in the UK?

The job market for Jamaican teachers in the UK is competitive, but there are many opportunities available. With our extensive network of connections with schools across London, the Home Counties, the South, and the Midlands, iCan Teach UK can help you find your ideal teaching role.

What kind of support can Jamaican teachers expect from iCan Teach UK?

At iCan Teach UK, we provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout the entire process, from obtaining QTS to securing a visa and finding your perfect teaching role. We are here to help make your dream of teaching in the UK a reality.

Why Choose iCan Teach UK?

At iCan Teach UK, we're dedicated to helping teachers from around the world secure the perfect teaching role in the UK. Here's a closer look at why you should choose iCan Teach UK as your recruitment agency:


Our team has years of experience in supporting teachers from around the world in finding their perfect teaching role in the UK. We have established strong connections with schools throughout London, the Home Counties, the South, and the Midlands, and we use this network to help you find the best fit for your teaching career.

Personalised Service:

We understand that every teacher is unique, and we offer a personalised service to help you achieve your teaching goals in the UK. From initial consultations to visa support to finding accommodation, we are here to support you throughout the entire process of relocating to the UK.

Professional Development:

We are committed to providing teachers with opportunities to enhance their professional development. The UK education system offers many professional development opportunities for teachers, and we can help you find the right training courses and workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Fair Pay:

At iCan Teach UK, we are committed to providing fair pay to all of our supply staff. We understand that our teachers work tirelessly to provide a high-quality education to their students, and we want to ensure that they are compensated fairly for their hard work and dedication.

Supportive Community:

At iCan Teach UK, we are more than just a recruitment agency. We are a supportive community of teachers, and we offer ongoing support and guidance throughout your teaching career in the UK. From social events to networking opportunities, we are here to help you connect with other teachers and make the most of your teaching experience in the UK.

Sister Company:

We work closely with our sister company Dunbar Education, which specializes in permanent teaching placements. This partnership allows us to provide our teachers with even more opportunities to find their perfect teaching role in the UK.

Learn more about Dunbar Education here.


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