Can you work whilst doing your PGCE? Watch
She thinks I should do an apprenticeship, level 2 TA. But...then I'll be stuck living at home, and I refuse to do that for longer than I have to.
Also, I just think that having got my BA(Hons) I should be doing, and want to be doing, more than settling for less. (I love TAs and look forward to volunteering with them before I start my PGCE, and I look forward to having one of my own, but I don't want to be one long-term).
To keep her satiated, and because I'll have to sort out transport, it might be useful working a couple of hours at the weekend. Will it be feasible? How many hours might be too many? How much time will be spent on the workload for the course, outside of classes?
Anyway it seems like you really want to do a PGCE so do it!
You're right :') I've edited the question to ask what I endeavoured to find out.
The rest of the time will be spent in school. This is going to, obviously, be Monday-Friday. However, you need to understand that there will be a considerable amount of work to do on the weekends. You will have admin to do for your evidence folder during your placement, planning and prep for teaching and also your university written work is likely to spill over into the time you are on placement.
I would strongly recommend that you do not work in order to fulfil a successful and worthwhile PGCE year. If you must, it would need to be no more than half a day on the weekend or evening. Baby sitting works well for some students, for example.
I'd suggest instead trying to find a decent job for the summer beforehand and saving up some money so that you have a financial cushion during the PGCE if you need it.