Hi, I have got a conditional offer for Primary Education QTS (Bed) undergraduate degree to start in September at the University of Gloucestershire. However I am not 100% sure I want to go into teaching in the future. I know I want to work with children but I'm not really sure what department I'm looking to go in to.
I have currently been looking at the Early Childhood Studies (BA Hons) undergraduate degree and have notice this offers placements in hospitals and children's centres as well as schools. This means I will get a wider range of experience and possibly have more opportunities when finished the degree (in terms of going into nursing instead of teaching etc).
If i was to do the Early Childhood Studies course then continue to do a PGCE postgraduate degree, knowing teaching was for me, does anybody know if i would only be qualified to teach children aged 0-5 years or if it would cover the whole of the primary age phase? If I was to do primary teaching I am interested in teaching children aged 4 - 8 years old.
Finally does anyone have any advice on what they think I should do and if they enjoyed the courses themselves?
It would help a lot!! Many thanks
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