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So I'm studying a masters course in digital media and I've done my undergrad in sociology. I just wanted to know what i should do in order to get into teaching? I'm an international student, and was wondering if there was an online course or a part time certificate I can do?
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So I'm studying a masters course in digital media and I've done my undergrad in sociology. I just wanted to know what i should do in order to get into teaching? I'm an international student, and was wondering if there was an online course or a part time certificate I can do?
I believe all teachers have to do a PGCE course and DBS check, though I'm not sure entirely if the DBS check is included in the PGCE. Found a link for you:

https://getintoteaching.education.go...ng-routes/pgce

Good luck!
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So I'm studying a masters course in digital media and I've done my undergrad in sociology. I just wanted to know what i should do in order to get into teaching? I'm an international student, and was wondering if there was an online course or a part time certificate I can do?
What do you want to teach?
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I believe all teachers have to do a PGCE course and DBS check, though I'm not sure entirely if the DBS check is included in the PGCE. Found a link for you:

https://getintoteaching.education.go...ng-routes/pgce

Good luck!
Not necessarily a PGCE, though that's the most common route. The DBS usually must be done before you start the course.
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Not necessarily a PGCE, though that's the most common route. The DBS usually must be done before you start the course.
Understood. I think because all my teachers have done one, that’s how most teachers go about it like you said.

I always wondered whether having a PHD got you straight into the job as a teacher? Another day, another mystery
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Understood. I think because all my teachers have done one, that’s how most teachers go about it like you said.

I always wondered whether having a PHD got you straight into the job as a teacher? Another day, another mystery
Not really, you still need Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). PhDs do have a small component about teaching I believe, but that's because a lot of them do some part time teaching at the university they study with. To my knowledge that doesn't give you QTS and therefore wouldn't qualify you to teach in schools. Though independent schools and academies may accept you for a job if you didn't have QTS since they don't have to follow the same rules.
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To my knowledge that doesn't give you QTS and therefore wouldn't qualify you to teach in schools. Though independent schools and academies may accept you for a job if you didn't have QTS since they don't have to follow the same rules.
:yy: Correct. Although, without QTS you are likely to be payed less.
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