I currently have a Law degree and have completed the legal practice course, however have had a huge epiphany and no longer want to work in law at all.
I have always wanted to be a history teacher and realistically, should have done this at university, but I enjoyed Law at college and thought why not Law? .... now I know why!
So I really want to get into teaching however I have used all means of student finance. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get a PGCE?
I have the following A levels: History A*, Sociology A, Law B, English Literature B.
Any help would be much appreciated 😊 thank you
Why not give the Get Into Teaching hotline? I don't think PGCE counts as standard student finance. You may be a bit to late to apply for history this year but certainly, you could be ready for next.
The PGCE isn't treated as a post-grad course in terms of funding. For reasons mainly to do with fees etc, it's treated like an undergrad course BUT the amount of funding you've had prior doesn't affect getting the fees/maintenance loans. For a further education course such as law, you would be entitled to a fees loan and a maintenance loan. If you were able to do history, there's also the tax free bursary.
Before applying to teach law, it would be a good idea to investigate the working conditions in the further education sector fully and the availability of full time law teaching jobs.