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    I've known for about a year now that I want to be a primary school teacher. I am in my fourth and last year of my graphic design degree. What can I do?


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    You can do lots of things!

    I will mention the PGCE which is a one year course. You will do written work such as assignments, and also teach 2 days a week. After this you're basically qualified.

    Others will mention some other courses I am sure, but I don't really know about them! If you have any PGCE questions though I can answer them.
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    You can do lots of things!

    I will mention the PGCE which is a one year course. You will do written work such as assignments, and also teach 2 days a week. After this you're basically qualified.

    Others will mention some other courses I am sure, but I don't really know about them! If you have any PGCE questions though I can answer them.
    Thanks for replying. I really regret my degree choice but it's too late to get out of it. Is a PGCE like a post grad? Any details would be great.


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    Thanks for replying. I really regret my degree choice but it's too late to get out of it. Is a PGCE like a post grad? Any details would be great.
    Yes. You finish your degree and then do the PGCE which stands for postgrad certificate in education. It's what I and alot of others did on here.

    The cost is £9000 but you take out a loan as you did undergrad. Depending on what you teach, you may also get a bursary or scholarship.
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    Yes. You finish your degree and then do the PGCE which stands for postgrad certificate in education. It's what I and alot of others did on here.

    The cost is £9000 but you take out a loan as you did undergrad. Depending on what you teach, you may also get a bursary or scholarship.
    I'm in Scotland so not sure if that would be different.


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    (Original post by MsAmaryllis)
    Hi all

    I've known for about a year now that I want to be a primary school teacher. I am in my fourth and last year of my graphic design degree. What can I do?


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    (Original post by S27)
    I will mention the PGCE which is a one year course. You will do written work such as assignments, and also teach 2 days a week. After this you're basically qualified.
    The structure of PGCE courses vary massively - I'd say teaching 2 days a week isn't the case with most courses because it doesn't allow you to experience the realities of having a full time timetable. Mine involved block placements where I started off teaching 2 days a week (40% of a fully qualified teacher's timetable) but I was teaching 60% by the end of that first placement. I had an 80% timetable for half of the second placement and for the majority of the last placement too, so I had the same timetable as an NQT most of the time. This made the transition to NQT slightly less of a shock but juggling what was nearly a full time teaching job alongside uni work was tough going at times.
 
 
 
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