Things have been so bad I nearly qualified to teach twice at postgraduate level.Watch this thread
I think it does say something about me in better times that I had a PGCE at postgraduate level with occupational health checks and enhanced criminal record bureau checks and was offered another one about six years later. I think it should say good things about me in better and kinder times. I don't think in better and kinder times I would have struggled as much as I have and found it so difficult to gain any material wealth like accommodation and a car. Do you know that even six years after I passed my PGCE only 7% of the adult population of the UK were qualified to that level in anything, in fact you'll find medicine, dentistry and veterinary science at a similar academic level.
It may also help here to add that in better and kinder times the fact that in 2005 I was in my mid thirties and married with a child and four levels up the lecturer scale and only one level below senior lecturer level would have been reason to celebrate in some way or another certainly given that I left school with no qualifications and had struggled with a long term mental health problem, certainly you'd expect enough for a house and a car but they are the times we find ourselves in. The times are not necessarily bad but in my opinion you should expect the house and the car as standard. try a studio flat or shared accommodation and public transport and wonder what the dynamics of society could be.
In fairer and more sympathetic times the following quotes should say quite a lot about you and I think you shouldn't be looking long for your next opportunity.
It is worth noting that students who already hold Masters or even doctorate awards sometimes struggle with the very different nature of the PGCE at Masters level and therefore prior qualifications should not be seen as an indicator of success. PGCE M Level Dr Keira Sewell
The year is intensive and demanding. Students typically have to wade through around 135 hours of lectures, a minimum of 120 hours' teaching practice and a hefty academic workload, writing essays about everything from complex teaching theory to staff development and appraisal. https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...eachertraining