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    As someone who works full time at the moment, it's not going to be easy to get a lot of classroom time in my locker before I apply to get on my teaching degree (which I appreciate is a vital aspect that I need to get accepted onto the course).

    I get very few holidays in my current job but am going to use some to get into a couple of schools and observe/help in lessons, however is any other ways to get experience that will help when applying?

    If for example I do some volunteer work in the evenings with troubled or disabled children, would that count as well?

    Any advice appreciated, thanks.

    I would imagine that your voluntary work would count, especially if it is with the age group that you want to work with. You will need some classroom experience too though. Good luck.

    It depends where you apply. Leicester are brilliant. I had only been in a school for 1 day the day before the interview. They gave me a conditional offer as long as I do 2 weeks in a school. I work with challenging behaviour young people.
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