Are trainees allowed to teach classes?

Yes, but there are conditions which must be followed.

  • Have received approval from the Principal Teacher of the training course.
  • Do not teach outside the scope of what they have been taught.
  • Have regular supervision and/or on-going case consultation with their principal teacher (this must be in place).
  • Declare to any recipient in advance that they are not a fully qualified teacher.
  • Any fees charged must be approved by the tutor or school in question and a modest amount can be charged. This must be lower than an experienced and qualified professional would normally charge. 
  • You must have insurance if you are a UK or Irish resident. Learn more about trainee insurance here.