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    Hey guys, I want to apply to start training to be a History teacher in 2017/18, but I'm torn between whether I should go for a PGCE or a diploma course. I was set on applying to some PGCE Secondary courses and getting QTS, until a Diploma in Education and Training course (which leads to QTLS) was recommended to me by my A Level History teacher who now works at a college that offers it, and he said I could have some hours working in his department.

    Does anyone have any advice as to which one I should go for? Thanks
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    (Original post by pinkmanyo)
    Hey guys, I want to apply to start training to be a History teacher in 2017/18, but I'm torn between whether I should go for a PGCE or a diploma course. I was set on applying to some PGCE Secondary courses and getting QTS, until a Diploma in Education and Training course (which leads to QTLS) was recommended to me by my A Level History teacher who now works at a college that offers it, and he said I could have some hours working in his department.

    Does anyone have any advice as to which one I should go for? Thanks
    The diploma is a level 5 qualification that leads to QTLS. It's what you need to teach in further education.

    If you're happy just to work in FE then it sounds like the diploma with the support of someone who is offering you teaching experience is an excellent opportunity. The need to do a PGCE is more for if you want the option of teaching in secondary schools also.
 
 
 
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