Hi, I'm applying to UCL & IOE for the Post-Compulsory PGCE in ESOL & Literacy.
I am graduating hopefully with a 1st (BA Linguistics and Languages) in May but I also currently work full-time earning 20 grand working in student support services in the FE Sector as a learning resources assistant.
I am wondering - is it a good idea to give up my job to do the PGCE? How likely is it that I will end up with a job in this seemingly niche area of adult learners of ESOL afterwards?
Post-Compulsory PGCE in ESOL & Literacy - finding job afterwards? Watch
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- 31-01-2016 21:09
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- 02-02-2016 10:53
You need to weigh up your options in terms of whether or not the PGCE is what you need for your career or not. It sounds like if you want to work in this niche area you need the masters but you're not passionate enough about working in this area and are more worried about whether you'll get a job or not. You may have to work your way into the area and start at the bottom even if you do the masters so just be aware of that.