Becoming a primary school teacherWatch
What qualifications would I need to become a primary school teacher? I'm not currently overly qualified, I only hold a B in GCSE ENGLISH Language and a C in GCSE Maths. All other gcses d or below and no A Levels. I'm 28 and have only worked in retail for 10 years. I'm thinking of maybe a course to up my GCSEs and then an access course, then university and a PGCE. But this may take many years.
You already have the main GCSEs that you need, and depending on specific universities, the GCSEs you currently have may be enough! An access course may substitute for A Levels, but every university is different so you’ll have to do your research for the specific unis that you’re interested in.
If you want to complete a 3 year degree first, make sure it is within a curriculum subject such as English, Geography, Drama etc, and once graduated, you’ll need to complete a PGCE with QTS (qualified teaching status) afterwards! Or, you can opt to complete a BEd Primary (Bachelor of Education) degree which leaves you as a fully qualified PS teacher once you graduate (no need for a PGCE).
I’d advise for you to check your preferred university’s website and the entry requirements for either a PGCE or a BEd will be listed