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    Hi,
    I'm just after a bit of advice really! I want to become a Teacher, and so have applied to two of my local Unis(Plymouth and UCP Marjon). I am a mature student and have a husband, mortgage and 2 children under 2, so money, prospects, childcare etc are very big factors in my choices.
    I've been offered a place at Plymouth to do a BA Education Studies, so am considering this plus a PGCE at the end to qualify. I also have an Interview for BEd Early Childhood Studies, which would qualify me to teach 3-7 year olds. I also have an interview at Marjons on Wednesday for BEd Primary.
    My ideal course would be the BEd Primary as this holds the most prospects upon qualification. However, the course is 3 years rather than 4 and is very intense. The Nursery at this Uni isn't the best, and the Uni itself is a nightmare for me to get to.
    Plym Uni is the ideal location for me, has a fantastic nursery, plus I'd get an extra £1100 a year in bursaries to attend here. I will be giving up a very well paid job to go to Uni, so all the money I can get to help is important! However, what do people think of the Education Studies course, followed by PGCE? Is it recommended?
    My other option would be Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth, but the prospects are obviously very limited after this course as I could only be employed to teach 3-7 year olds, so I'm risking unemployemt and not many promotion opportunities!
    Please could I get some opinions?
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    I did a degree in Education Studies and Early years, got tons of experience in schools whilst completing it and Im on the PGCE this year for 5-11 so education has worked well for me and I got on the course first time applying. I dont have a family or any real responsibilities though but I can see why its such a crucial decision for you to make. Its best to choose the place you will be happy studying on a course you will enjoy.
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    (Original post by CarlyC-H)
    Hi,
    I'm just after a bit of advice really! I want to become a Teacher, and so have applied to two of my local Unis(Plymouth and UCP Marjon). I am a mature student and have a husband, mortgage and 2 children under 2, so money, prospects, childcare etc are very big factors in my choices.
    I've been offered a place at Plymouth to do a BA Education Studies, so am considering this plus a PGCE at the end to qualify. I also have an Interview for BEd Early Childhood Studies, which would qualify me to teach 3-7 year olds. I also have an interview at Marjons on Wednesday for BEd Primary.
    My ideal course would be the BEd Primary as this holds the most prospects upon qualification. However, the course is 3 years rather than 4 and is very intense. The Nursery at this Uni isn't the best, and the Uni itself is a nightmare for me to get to.
    Plym Uni is the ideal location for me, has a fantastic nursery, plus I'd get an extra £1100 a year in bursaries to attend here. I will be giving up a very well paid job to go to Uni, so all the money I can get to help is important! However, what do people think of the Education Studies course, followed by PGCE? Is it recommended?
    My other option would be Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth, but the prospects are obviously very limited after this course as I could only be employed to teach 3-7 year olds, so I'm risking unemployemt and not many promotion opportunities!
    Please could I get some opinions?
    I'm doing the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course right now. I'm doing a PGCE Primary next year, in which I will specialise in Early Years. To my understanding, as long as I do my NQT year in 3-8 age group, I am eligible to teach any year group afterwards.
 
 
 
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