It's my first post here as I have been looking for some information regarding the possibility of studying for a Secondary PGCE however history is really the only subject that interests me greatly, and I know competition is tough.
I'm 33 now and have recently decided I need a new and more worthwhile career. I have been studying for a Psychology degree but to be honest I dont really have the passion for it so I have considered switching my Open University degree to History and then applying for a PGCE. The thing is, due to financial commitments, I cant see myself being able to afford to take a year off to do the course full-time and I cant see many part-time History PGCE courses - do they exist, and if so how hard is it to get one one?
I was also wondering what you guys thought of my chances of getting on a course and finding a job at my age, and with no prior experience of teaching or particularly of young people? Would it help to volunteer for programmes etc duering the years I will be studying for my degree so I can get a head start? I would appeciate any advice.
Last edited by Times_Champion; 30-06-2012 at 17:26.