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does a certification in this lead to a qualification ?
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does a certification in this lead to a qualification ?
Where did you see this phrase?

ABC awards is an exam board.
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Where did you see this phrase?

ABC awards is an exam board.
https://www.globaledulink.co.uk/cour...istry-level-3/
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“ The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. “

Quoted from the about this course at the bottom
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“ The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. “

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okay thank you!
so will I be able to put it on a CV?
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okay thank you!
so will I be able to put it on a CV?
Not as a qualification.

This company is dodgy as anything don’t pay them money.

If you want to study chemistry then find somewhere offering a proper A level course.
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Not as a qualification.

This company is dodgy as anything don’t pay them money.

If you want to study chemistry then find somewhere offering a proper A level course.
As in the Global Edulink

this is my situation -
I have A levels in Biology, Psychology and Maths, and I am undertaking a Biological Sciences degree with the hopes of becoming a teacher
I am aware I’ll need to teach Chemistry and Physics up to GCSEs and so I am scared that I will be disadvantaged at employment without the A levels in them. I thought i could do a distance learning diploma or certification to make up for it in some way! I don’t know what to do!
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What country will you be wanting to teach in?
What subject will you be wanting to teach?
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What country will you be wanting to teach in?
What subject will you be wanting to teach?
Well I want to complete a PGCE Science with Biology Specialism in the UK
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As in the Global Edulink

this is my situation -
I have A levels in Biology, Psychology and Maths, and I am undertaking a Biological Sciences degree with the hopes of becoming a teacher
I am aware I’ll need to teach Chemistry and Physics up to GCSEs and so I am scared that I will be disadvantaged at employment without the A levels in them. I thought i could do a distance learning diploma or certification to make up for it in some way! I don’t know what to do!
You would boost your employability by getting experience in a teaching environment and working with young people more than by throwing money at these organisations.
Talk to teachers and schools about what matters in recruitment. These sorts of dodgy certificates aren’t going to be helpful.
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You would boost your employability by getting experience in a teaching environment and working with young people more than by throwing money at these organisations.
Talk to teachers and schools about what matters in recruitment. These sorts of dodgy certificates aren’t going to be helpful.
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I’d also seen - https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/product...istry-diploma/
this is accredited by an awarding body called CIE Global

Do you think this would be a better option?
And don’t you I’ll be at a disadvantage without the chem/physics knowledge
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I’d also seen - https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/product...istry-diploma/
this is accredited by an awarding body called CIE Global

Do you think this would be a better option?
And don’t you I’ll be at a disadvantage without the chem/physics knowledge
No it’s another dodgy company offering a non recognised “qualification”.

Have you spoken to many teachers about your career plans?
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No it’s another dodgy company offering a non recognised “qualification”.

Have you spoken to many teachers about your career plans?
Yes but some on TSR say it’s an advantage to have the other science a levels as Biology isn’t in as a demand so i’m confused on what to do!
I talked to this company and they said it’s international, hence why it is not recognised by Ofqual, but can be used on UCAS
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Yes but some on TSR say it’s an advantage to have the other science a levels as Biology isn’t in as a demand so i’m confused on what to do!
I talked to this company and they said it’s international, hence why it is not recognised by Ofqual, but can be used on UCAS
CIE is recognised. Their level 3 diploma certificate isn’t going to help you get a job as a science teacher.

Most people on TSR are sixth form students. They’re not experienced teacher recruiters. And if it is an advantage to have A LEVELS in those subjects then A LEVELS are what would help - not handing over cash for a diploma from a dodgy distance learning company.
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Have a look at the entry requirements for science pgce where you are thinking of going. Some are happy enough with your single degree, some would rather you had an a level in another science also.
Once you have your pgce degree you are qualified to teach science. But yeah, I’d be more inclined if it’s for your cv to look into a proper a-level qualification.
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CIE is recognised. Their level 3 diploma certificate isn’t going to help you get a job as a science teacher.

Most people on TSR are sixth form students. They’re not experienced teacher recruiters. And if it is an advantage to have A LEVELS in those subjects then A LEVELS are what would help - not handing over cash for a diploma from a dodgy distance learning company.
as in won’t it be an advantage to have knowledge in all three sciences?

would you recommend me doing another a level science now then?
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Have a look at the entry requirements for science pgce where you are thinking of going. Some are happy enough with your single degree, some would rather you had an a level in another science also.
Once you have your pgce degree you are qualified to teach science. But yeah, I’d be more inclined if it’s for your cv to look into a proper a-level qualification.
the ones which ask for another science said they’ll also accept psychology which i do have, however do you think doing an extra science a level now will help my employability?
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CIE is recognised. Their level 3 diploma certificate isn’t going to help you get a job as a science teacher.
and it’s not even CIE (as in the Cambridge one) it’s CIE Global
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as in won’t it be an advantage to have knowledge in all three sciences?

would you recommend me doing another a level science now then?
I recommend that you talk to teachers and schools (And take their advice on any additional qualifications that would benefit you) and get as much experience working with young people in an education setting if possible as you can get.

Learning the GCSE chemistry and physics curriculum enough to teach it well doesn’t require A levels - it requires a good understanding of teaching more than anything.
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Not once was I asked about my A-levels during teaching application. The focus was more on my UG degree, GCSEs in Maths, English and Science and passing the English and Maths Professional Skills Tests.

Not sure who told you you’d be disadvantaged for not having a-levels in all the sciences but there’s no evidence to suggest that and your degree will override your a-levels anyway.
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