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Hi. Looking some advice in regards to Primary early years teaching and general primary. If I choose PGCE early years I am worried I will be limiting myself however I do feel I am more suited to early years rather than general. All help is appreciated.
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Not really- You can still teach primary school. It may be difficult but definitely not impossible.
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(Original post by username5601230)
Hi. Looking some advice in regards to Primary early years teaching and general primary. If I choose PGCE early years I am worried I will be limiting myself however I do feel I am more suited to early years rather than general. All help is appreciated.
I would try to get experience in early years and primary school, so you can understand more about which you would prefer. But personally, I think you are better off doing a PGCE in primary rather than in early years as you are more likely to be able to teach early years with a regular primary PGCE, however it is unlikely you would be able to do primary teaching with an early years PGCE as regular primary is more broad (as it is Reception - year 6). It might be that if you do a regular PGCE you can get experience in early year school placement (maybe), but you would be able to complete a course or training in early years after the PGCE if needed, however in order to do primary you need to have the degree level qualification, unless you because a higher level TA, where you do the exact same job as a teacher for a lot less money.

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Will the early years PGCE lead to QTS? If so, you can still teach primary. If it doesn't, I'd go for the primary PGCE.

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I would try to get experience in early years and primary school, so you can understand more about which you would prefer. But personally, I think you are better off doing a PGCE in primary rather than in early years as you are more likely to be able to teach early years with a regular primary PGCE, however it is unlikely you would be able to do primary teaching with an early years PGCE as regular primary is more broad (as it is Reception - year 6). It might be that if you do a regular PGCE you can get experience in early year school placement (maybe), but you would be able to complete a course or training in early years after the PGCE if needed, however in order to do primary you need to have the degree level qualification, unless you because a higher level TA, where you do the exact same job as a teacher for a lot less money.

Hope I have helped.

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If I remember correctly, OP already has offers- it's very unlikely she will be able to get any further experience now!
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