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After a long and quite painful period of thinking and reflection, I've decided to suspend my PGCE studies for the sake of my mental well-being. It all seems like such a waste, so I have started to explore whether or not it would worthwhile continuing with the academic element of the course. Has anyone here decided to drop the QTS element of the PGCE (the teaching practice) and continued with the Pedagogy (the university study)? If so, is it worth continuing- especially when you consider the cost of continued study for what is only part of a Masters?

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After a long and quite painful period of thinking and reflection, I've decided to suspend my PGCE studies for the sake of my mental well-being. It all seems like such a waste, so I have started to explore whether or not it would worthwhile continuing with the academic element of the course. Has anyone here decided to drop the QTS element of the PGCE (the teaching practice) and continued with the Pedagogy (the university study)? If so, is it worth continuing- especially when you consider the cost of continued study for what is only part of a Masters?

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Dear bb5061

I'm sorry to hear that you are about to suspend your teacher training course. It's not a light decision to make and i'm sure you've consider all circumstances.

Have you spoken to your course provider to see if they are able to offer just the PGCE element and enquired what the cost of that will be? If you withdraw from the course, you may be eligible to further funding if you choose to do another course that awards QTS in the future, so that would be an additional aspect to consider.

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Thanks for your responce, Jane.

I have recently spoken to my course provider, and they have said that while they are able to offer just the PGCE element of the course, it will still cost the same as if I were to continue with the QTS. It makes those 60 university credits incredibly expensive. It is very difficult to know if it is worth completing the PGCE or not.


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Thanks for your responce, Jane.

I have recently spoken to my course provider, and they have said that while they are able to offer just the PGCE element of the course, it will still cost the same as if I were to continue with the QTS. It makes those 60 university credits incredibly expensive. It is very difficult to know if it is worth completing the PGCE or not.


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I'd question your provider closely about this- my PGCE element included an element of research in schools, and many of my assignments required me to talk about things I've done in schools. I would really drill down into how you would be able to practically achieve the PGCE element.

However if this is possible, could you ask about the possibility of taking some more credits to work towards a full masters of education?
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