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I have just finished college with a final MMM grade, I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to do primary school teaching but I don't know anyone who is a teacher or is becoming a teacher therefore I don't really know the steps etc.
I do want to go to university and I know that I'll have to go through ucas to get a place etc but I don't know what I kind of course I should do and what I need to do after I get my degree?? Could anyone who is training to be a teacher help me out please?? Preferably primary school teaching.
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I have just finished college with a final MMM grade, I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to do primary school teaching but I don't know anyone who is a teacher or is becoming a teacher therefore I don't really know the steps etc.
I do want to go to university and I know that I'll have to go through ucas to get a place etc but I don't know what I kind of course I should do and what I need to do after I get my degree?? Could anyone who is training to be a teacher help me out please?? Preferably primary school teaching.
Check out this
https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/
Might help you get the information you need
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I have just finished college with a final MMM grade, I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to do primary school teaching but I don't know anyone who is a teacher or is becoming a teacher therefore I don't really know the steps etc.
I do want to go to university and I know that I'll have to go through ucas to get a place etc but I don't know what I kind of course I should do and what I need to do after I get my degree?? Could anyone who is training to be a teacher help me out please?? Preferably primary school teaching.
One way would be to take a course that gives EYTS or a PGCE. These are often top ups after a childcare related course that make the total study time 4 years.
With early years teacher status you are limited to a certian age range (which I think includes primary) while with a PGCE I believe you are able to work with any age (from infant to secondary).
You will also need to pass some teacher training tests on basic maths and English- this should be covered at some point in your course though.

Here's some info you may find helpful:
PGCE- https://getintoteaching.education.go...***8GwodgQgNYw
EYTS- https://getintoteaching.education.go...-years-teacher
Example of a course which includes EYTS- http://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/SSTK-09721.jsp
Example of a PGCE course- http://www.bcu.ac.uk/education-and-s...g/pgce-courses

Hope that helps
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I have just finished college with a final MMM grade, I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to do primary school teaching but I don't know anyone who is a teacher or is becoming a teacher therefore I don't really know the steps etc.
I do want to go to university and I know that I'll have to go through ucas to get a place etc but I don't know what I kind of course I should do and what I need to do after I get my degree?? Could anyone who is training to be a teacher help me out please?? Preferably primary school teaching.
Essentially, there are two routes. You can either do a Primary Education degree with QTS (3 years, usually) that'll make you a qualified teacher for ages 3-11, so Nursery to Year 6.

Alternatively, you can do an undergraduate degree in pretty much any subject, then do a (1 year) PGCE, either for Early Years (qualifying you for ages 3-7, so Nursery to Year 2), or General Primary (ages 5-11, so Years 1-6). There's also the Teach First option, but that's also postgraduate.

But before making any decisions, spend some time in a primary school with several different year groups. Primary Education courses and PGCEs require such experience, and, regardless, the only true way to know if you'll like it and excel at it is with real world experience. Email or phone your local primary school and get some experience before making any kind of permanent decision.
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