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    Hi,
    I am considering becoming a primary school teacher.
    I am male
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    Currently labouring as a fencer
    Recently returned from four months away and did some work in schools in Thailand I am aware that children there prefer to learn but i am really wanting to do this.
    I am aware it is long hours often working at home and up to 50hours aweek.
    I want to know the best way to do this whilst staying in fulltime employment.
    Passed all gcses' and the cores C+
    Alevel are not relavant at all business and public service.
    If someone could help I woyld be greatful!

    Many thanks

    And please excuse any typos sent from my mobile

    Cheers!!!:getmecoat:

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    Teaching is a graduate profession so you need to take a degree.
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    (Original post by oliver.neath)
    Hi,
    I am considering becoming a primary school teacher.
    I am male
    21
    Currently labouring as a fencer
    Recently returned from four months away and did some work in schools in Thailand I am aware that children there prefer to learn but i am really wanting to do this.
    I am aware it is long hours often working at home and up to 50hours aweek.
    I want to know the best way to do this whilst staying in fulltime employment.
    Passed all gcses' and the cores C+
    Alevel are not relavant at all business and public service.
    If someone could help I woyld be greatful!

    Many thanks

    And please excuse any typos sent from my mobile

    Cheers!!!:getmecoat:

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    You won't be able to work full time whilst training to be a teacher as you will be on placement a lot and in uni reguarly. You will need to study toward a degree. You can do a degree in Primary Education (with QTS) that will qualify you to be a teacher upon graduation.
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    Thanks.

    So to make it clear I need a degree so if i wanted to go a degree in geography i would need to go back to college and do an alevel in it. Or would an access course suffice?

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    You can do an access course (I'm taking this route at the minute) and when you have got that finished you can go on to do a degree, whether it's an education degree with QTS or a different degree, such as Geography. When you have finished your Geography degree you will need to do a PGCE. There are a few other ways if you go through degree + post grad route.

    If you are doing access then education degree you will need to get a placement so you have experience for the degree, but you could also use your work in Thailand as this shows you are serious about teaching.

    In terms of working, you would probably be able to work quite a few hours while doing the Access course, there are some people on my course doing this, but when doing the degree you definitely won't be able to work full time, it will put way too much pressure on you and possibly ruin your grades.
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    I would recommend doing a degree through the ou, that way you can still work throughout those three years. Then so a primary PGCE for which you'll have to give up work.


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    (Original post by oliver.neath)
    Thanks.

    So to make it clear I need a degree so if i wanted to go a degree in geography i would need to go back to college and do an alevel in it. Or would an access course suffice?

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    Hiya! I am starting a Ba primary Ed course in September. I am 25 I checked with the uni's I applied to first and asked about an access course. I did a BTEC ND in acting and NA in dance! They said I didn't need to do one..I have 360 ucas points from college and 6years experience working with children so I guess that was enough. So I would recommend asking the uni's about the access course. I would personally recommend doing a 3 year course rather than a year degree on something else than doing a PGCE as I have heard that primary ed is buusy course but PGCE is even more busy! You can specialise in a subject that interests you more though Eg mine is PE Good luck!
 
 
 
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