How do PGCEs work? Do I need experience first?Watch
I graduated this summer and have, since then, been mulling over what it is I've wanted to do, and (primary) teaching is always what I come back to. I've recently started looking into getting a PGCE but I've been confused by what I've been reading - do I need to get experience prior to applying to these? And take QTS tests prior to applying too?
I'm just a little too confused and googling doesn't really help me, so I was hoping someone could simplify it all for me. Sorry if this sounds really dumb!
Most PGCE's ask you to have a minimum of a week to two weeks experience in a mainstream primary school prior to your application, or in your personal statement you could state that youve planned to carry out this experience. In regards to the QTS tests you have to pass both before the course starts in September 2018.