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    Hi there,

    I am currently working as a TA in reception, this was a massive career change for me, I used to be a sales manager and hated every minute of it. At the grand old age of 35, I have finally decided on my career path! I desperately want to teach, preferably KS1 , I have the correct GCSE grades, but that is about it!
    Am I correct in thinking my next step is to get a levels so that I may get a degree? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you

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    An Access course will probably be a better option for you, though A levels are certainly an option worth considering. Your local FE college will probably offer access courses, either part time (2 years) or full time (1 year).
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    Think carefully before doing an access course. Life experience and work experience count for a lot when applying for university.
    Get experience as a TA then apply to do a teaching degree. You can complete one part time depending on what universities you are near.
    Obviously you would need an interview and written test. But I completed mine whilst working without doing an access course first or gaining A levels


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    (Original post by Hydra234)
    Hi there,

    I am currently working as a TA in reception, this was a massive career change for me, I used to be a sales manager and hated every minute of it. At the grand old age of 35, I have finally decided on my career path! I desperately want to teach, preferably KS1 , I have the correct GCSE grades, but that is about it!
    Am I correct in thinking my next step is to get a levels so that I may get a degree? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you

    Emma
    This is the official government website, which explains the various routes into teaching, depending on your current level of qualifications:
    https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/
 
 
 
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