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    I am working as a TA in a reception class and my experiences have always been in early years. I am applying to teacher train next september and Im wondering if I apply for the early years training will I still be able to teach up to year 6 in the future?
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    I am working as a TA in a reception class and my experiences have always been in early years. I am applying to teacher train next september and Im wondering if I apply for the early years training will I still be able to teach up to year 6 in the future?
    Once you have QTS it's universal - theoretically you could teach an A level if you wanted to (but you obviously wouldn't get that job!). So yes, you could teach up to Year 6, you'd just specialise in 3-7.
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    (Original post by A.D22)
    I am working as a TA in a reception class and my experiences have always been in early years. I am applying to teacher train next september and Im wondering if I apply for the early years training will I still be able to teach up to year 6 in the future?
    Not with EYTS. Early years stops and about 6 and you're not trained for beyond that. I think primary covers you for EY too though (don't quote me on that) so you could do primary then teach reception.
    I would only do EY if you're certain you want to do reception forever.
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    (Original post by A.D22)
    I am working as a TA in a reception class and my experiences have always been in early years. I am applying to teacher train next september and Im wondering if I apply for the early years training will I still be able to teach up to year 6 in the future?
    Just to clarify - do you mean the Early Years route for the Primary PGCE? If you mean that then you'll have Qualified Teacher Status, can teach up to Year 6, but will specialise 3-7 (so Nursery-Year 2). The 5-11 General Primary PGCE route would technically let you teach EYFS but you'd be a lot less likely to get the job as you wouldn't be trained for it.

    If you mean getting Early Years Teacher Status, as the poster above me said, you'd be very limited by that and could only teach early years.
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    (Original post by doctorwhofan98)
    Once you have QTS it's universal - theoretically you could teach an A level if you wanted to (but you obviously wouldn't get that job!). So yes, you could teach up to Year 6, you'd just specialise in 3-7.
    I'm going for the schools direct route... So if the outcome is definitely QTS, its irrelevant if I go for early years or primary? As Id be able to teach both?
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    (Original post by A.D22)
    I'm going for the schools direct route... So if the outcome is definitely QTS, its irrelevant if I go for early years or primary? As Id be able to teach both?
    You wouldn't be trained for Key Stage 2, but you'd be technically able to teach it and I doubt you'd have a problem getting a job in KS2, particularly after you've been teaching for quite a while. If you decide to go for the General Primary route, the same technically applies for when it comes to teaching Foundation Stage, but you'd be unlikely to get the job as you wouldn't have any training for EYFS.

    If you want to teach Early Years, then definitely go for the Early Years option, basically.
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    (Original post by doctorwhofan98)
    You wouldn't be trained for Key Stage 2, but you'd be technically able to teach it and I doubt you'd have a problem getting a job in KS2, particularly after you've been teaching for quite a while. If you decide to go for the General Primary route, the same technically applies for when it comes to teaching Foundation Stage, but you'd be unlikely to get the job as you wouldn't have any training for EYFS.

    If you want to teach Early Years, then definitely go for the Early Years option, basically.
    Okay, great thankyou
 
 
 
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