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I've been really confused to what I should do in college which resulted in me applying to only one college in a course I'm not interested. Is it the end for me?;cI want to become a primary teacher, I've reached so many people to help me know what courses(if anyone knows please help) I need to take in college and every single one has led me to the wrong way, I'm really anxious now, am I going to end up collegeless??
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Cant say you havent applied if you have? Anyway, you’re more than welcome to go to enrolment to that college and change your courses, if that doesn’t work out you can try calling colleges and asking if you could enrol without having applied, they’ll most likely give you an application to fill. It’s not common but more often than not they’ll let you enrol as colleges often do not fill all of their courses. Be fast.
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(Original post by collegeless)
I've been really confused to what I should do in college which resulted in me applying to only one college in a course I'm not interested. Is it the end for me?;cI want to become a primary teacher, I've reached so many people to help me know what courses(if anyone knows please help) I need to take in college and every single one has led me to the wrong way, I'm really anxious now, am I going to end up collegeless??
I suggest phoning every darn sixth form or college you might want to go to and beg to join.
For a primary school teacher i dont think there are any subjects or courses you HAVE to do but i suggest a levels as theyre the most versatile. Maybe English for one of them? Whatever you want tbh.

Look at unis and see what the entry requirements are and thatll give you an idea on what you should do.

Dont want to scare you too much but honestly you have left it veryyyy late for colleges so id be phoning those colleges today
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from a quick google search i found this:



To teach in a UK state school, you’ll need to a have a degree, and a recognised teaching qualification. There are a number of routes you can take to become a primary school teacher.
You could follow an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) programme, such as a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree.
Alternatively, you could do a degree – this could be in a subject you wish to specialise in like maths, science, or English – then take a postgraduate teacher training programme, such as a PGCE or PGDE.
To get into university you will need to have completed courses like GCSEs, Nationals, A levels, Highers, the International Baccalaureate, or Cambridge Pre-Us. You will also need to pass a police criminal records, or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), check.
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dont want to be rude but surely you should know by now what you need to be a primary school teacher if thats what youve decided to do? I now know what qualifications you need to become a teacher from a 2 minute google search.

Anyway, this is what you need to do a bachelors of education at uni which you need to be able to teach in UK schools


Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
  • At least one from art, design and technology, english, modern language, geography, history, IT, maths, music, religious studies and sciences

Useful to have
  • CACHE (early years primary teaching/primary education teacher training)
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(Original post by collegeless)
I've been really confused to what I should do in college which resulted in me applying to only one college in a course I'm not interested. Is it the end for me?;cI want to become a primary teacher, I've reached so many people to help me know what courses(if anyone knows please help) I need to take in college and every single one has led me to the wrong way, I'm really anxious now, am I going to end up collegeless??
You only need GCSEs for primary teaching because you only need 1 level above what you’re teaching.
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You do only need one level above what you’re teaching but to be a teacher you still need to be qualified in teaching. Which means a degree in education
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I do a Pearson extended diploma in childcare and I'm in my second year. This is what I've learnt.
While doing childcare as a BTEC we definitely get the right experience to become a primary teacher. We do get a lot of assigments plus you'll need to do 2 exams. One thing I know for a fact is that all my friends on the course have been given offers from all the primary teaching Qts University degrees.
Unis such as Liverpool hope, Edge Hill, Manchester metropolitan, Cumbria. And this proves that unis do like us as we git the experience.

If you do A levels try choosing an a level that you want to specialise in primary school for. A levels only negative will be that you will need to get work experience in childcare maybe in your free time. As well as this being all exam based you'll need to get good grades.
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