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    Hi there,
    Not entirely sure if I'm posting this in the right place but anyway here goes...
    I am currently working in a childcare setting full time and I love it but as I've been there for a number of years I feel like I need to be working towards something. I've got up level 3 (a levels) and have considered completing a degree in teaching or something similar but due to current personal circumstances I feel as if it isn't the right time. Any ideas on what qualifications I could work towards in this field, whilst in full time work would be greatly appreciated.

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    To become a teacher you need a degree and then a PGCE/QTS qualification on top of that. That's 4-5 years
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    (Original post by Findlay6)
    To become a teacher you need a degree and then a PGCE/QTS qualification on top of that. That's 4-5 years
    Can do a BEd for Primary teaching
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    (Original post by Summer50)
    Hi there,
    Not entirely sure if I'm posting this in the right place but anyway here goes...
    I am currently working in a childcare setting full time and I love it but as I've been there for a number of years I feel like I need to be working towards something. I've got up level 3 (a levels) and have considered completing a degree in teaching or something similar but due to current personal circumstances I feel as if it isn't the right time. Any ideas on what qualifications I could work towards in this field, whilst in full time work would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Perhaps an assessor? As you're qualified to level 3, you could assess level 2 learners (and possibly level 3 depending on the qualifications you would be assessing).

    The assessor qualifications include:

    Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
    Assessing Vocational Achievement
    Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement.

    (All level 3).

    In regards to teaching, you could look at the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (there are progression routes to the level 4 certificate, and level 5 diploma). With the latter you could obtain QTLS.

    They're all designed for working with adult learners, but if you might be interested in becoming a workplace assessor etc. they might be worth a look at. There's plenty of places offering the qualifications through distance learning - but there would be some units that require you to be observed.

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