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    Well basically, I want to teach, but I am not 100% sure if I'd rather teach at a school or college.

    At the moment I think I'd rather do college but I was wondering, if I did my training to teach at post 16 can I then go on to also do my training for 11-16 if I change my mind a few year later?

    I was just wondering becasue I have a girl on my course now who has done her teacher training in one subject and now wants to teach a different one but she said she can't do another PGCE.

    Thanks for any help!! xx
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    Technically you can transfer to any age group once you've got your pgce - it just depends on whether a school would be willing to hire you if you haven't had any training or experience in that age group. A fair number of secondary schools have sixth forms tho, so if you were to get a job in either key stage, it would probably be easier to transfer internally or at least get some experience. I'm unsure which is easier to do tho to start off with and change later on
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    (Original post by Rhiani-ani-on)
    Well basically, I want to teach, but I am not 100% sure if I'd rather teach at a school or college.

    At the moment I think I'd rather do college but I was wondering, if I did my training to teach at post 16 can I then go on to also do my training for 11-16 if I change my mind a few year later?

    I was just wondering becasue I have a girl on my course now who has done her teacher training in one subject and now wants to teach a different one but she said she can't do another PGCE.

    Thanks for any help!! xx
    Are you thinking of doing a PGCE in post 16?

    I'm not sure about that but I know that if you do a standard PGCE you can teach in a college but if you do a different qualification that leads to teaching post 16 you can't teach KS3/4.
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    (Original post by Kateh86)
    Are you thinking of doing a PGCE in post 16?

    I'm not sure about that but I know that if you do a standard PGCE you can teach in a college but if you do a different qualification that leads to teaching post 16 you can't teach KS3/4.
    Well the course I am look at for 16+ is PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) at Sunderland.

    http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/co...pcet#careerops

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    (Original post by xKTx)
    Technically you can transfer to any age group once you've got your pgce - it just depends on whether a school would be willing to hire you if you haven't had any training or experience in that age group. A fair number of secondary schools have sixth forms tho, so if you were to get a job in either key stage, it would probably be easier to transfer internally or at least get some experience. I'm unsure which is easier to do tho to start off with and change later on
    Okay thanks for you help =] x
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    (Original post by Rhiani-ani-on)
    Well the course I am look at for 16+ is PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) at Sunderland.

    http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/co...pcet#careerops

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    "Your PG/CE (PCET) will enhance your employment prospects throughout the post-complusory sector."

    My understanding of this is that you would be able to teach in a college but NOT in a school with this qualification - do check this with someone at the uni though!
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    (Original post by Kateh86)
    "Your PG/CE (PCET) will enhance your employment prospects throughout the post-complusory sector."

    My understanding of this is that you would be able to teach in a college but NOT in a school with this qualification - do check this with someone at the uni though!
    Your understanding is correct.
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    oh i thought once you have a qts you could teach at any key stage and/or any subject you wished...
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    The best thing for you is to teach at college students well give you respect and are alot maturer.
    I am a 6th former and I can tell you that some kids I new at school changed alot at 6th form and they all want to learn.
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    (Original post by MUN123)
    The best thing for you is to teach at college students well give you respect and are alot maturer.
    I am a 6th former and I can tell you that some kids I new at school changed alot at 6th form and they all want to learn.
    yeah, i found this quite true...i used to support this child, was a real pain at times tbh.

    He found me outside school once after his gcse (now in 6th form) and he was keen inshaking my hand, "hi sir, how you doing? u alright sir? thanks etc..." the whole lot... i could hardly believe this was the same child just 3 months ago. Must admit one of the most pleasent interactions with a child ive had.
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    (Original post by lookingtoteach)
    oh i thought once you have a qts you could teach at any key stage and/or any subject you wished...
    In my last placement school there was a teacher who trained at secondary and was teaching infants. You CAN move, but it doesn't happen often
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    (Original post by MUN123)
    The best thing for you is to teach at college students well give you respect and are alot maturer.
    I am a 6th former and I can tell you that some kids I new at school changed alot at 6th form and they all want to learn.
    I think thats a fair point but it does depend on what you are teaching and at what college - for example I work (support staff not teaching staff) in a college and we have some very, very, very difficult students!
 
 
 
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