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Hi, I've got a degree in Art & have spent several years working as a graphic designer. I have always enjoyed helping & teaching others & now wish to train to become a teacher... However I don't want to teach in a secondary school I want to teach in higher education, ie an art college. I would like to do a PGCE, but is that the right route to be able to apply for college teaching posts? I've been out of education now for quite a while so I'm a bit lost on how it all works now & am looking for any advice or guidance on how to go about applying for a PGCE etc. thank you in advance
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Think you do, yes. You'd be looking at the 14-19 PGCE I believe (which would also enable you to teach some secondary in future if you ever wanted/needed to). However, if there are better options than this for teaching art at college level I'm sure others will be along soon to advise you.
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You can do a 16+ PGCE (although some universities call it FE, Lifelong Learning or Post-compulsory PGCE).
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Brill, thanks so much for the replies, very much appreciated
Is it a bit late to apply for a September 2015 start, or should I realistically be aiming for September 2016 now?
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not really, look up 'city and gulids' 'teaching in the lifelong learning sector'. I 'm sure they do certificates so you can teach young adults. sorry i' m not totally clued up on it , you may have to google
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You don't need it, no
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(Original post by Crez251)
Brill, thanks so much for the replies, very much appreciated
Is it a bit late to apply for a September 2015 start, or should I realistically be aiming for September 2016 now?
It might be if you're wanting to do it at a university but if you do it at a partnership college, were you do the PGCE and your placement at an FE college with the PGCE accredited by a university, you might be able to apply for this September now (although I do strongly suggest doing some research on the college and how they run the course first as both me and one of my friends had poor experiences at different colleges doing it this way). You could also apply later on in the year via clearance.


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not really, look up 'city and gulids' 'teaching in the lifelong learning sector'. I 'm sure they do certificates so you can teach young adults. sorry i' m not totally clued up on it , you may have to google
This used to be the case but most FE colleges ask for a PGCE now or at least want a tutor to be working towards it.
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