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Hi Guys

Just wondering if anyone has any advice. I currently hold a BA Hons in Childhood and Youth Studies, but graduated in 2012. I have done odd days with agencies over the years but never had a full time perm position. This was all around 5 years ago .

Im now looking to get into a full time perm position , and was looking at QTS courses. However theres also mention of IIT (which is alien to me!)

Was wondering if theres a ticking timer on my degree I already hold as Ive not had hands on experience for a good few years.

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Hi Guys

Just wondering if anyone has any advice. I currently hold a BA Hons in Childhood and Youth Studies, but graduated in 2012. I have done odd days with agencies over the years but never had a full time perm position. This was all around 5 years ago .

Im now looking to get into a full time perm position , and was looking at QTS courses. However theres also mention of IIT (which is alien to me!)

Was wondering if theres a ticking timer on my degree I already hold as Ive not had hands on experience for a good few years.

Thanks
Do you perhaps mean ITT? This is just an acronym for Initial Teacher Training, which is basically a catch-all term for any course that will give you QTS at the end, it's not an extra qualification that you have to worry about!

If you are looking to gain QTS, it doesn't really matter how long ago you got your degree, as long as you have one. Some ITT providers may prefer if you have more recent school experience, but I would imagine this isn't such a problem if you've done a lot of work in schools in the past. The other basic requirement is that you have a C or above in GCSE maths and English (and a science, if you want to teach primary).
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Haha yes! I cant even get the acronym correct !

Okay so the next thing is basically applying to complete a QTS ( even though my experience was years ago and was quite limited) would this degrade me in any way ? The other thing is about the funding the 1 year course that I'm looking at , I took out 3 years with my initial degree and if I remember rightly its 4 years funding the government give or has that completely changed?

I have C or above in maths english and science which is handy as I want to teach primary!
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Haha yes! I cant even get the acronym correct !

Okay so the next thing is basically applying to complete a QTS ( even though my experience was years ago and was quite limited) would this degrade me in any way ? The other thing is about the funding the 1 year course that I'm looking at , I took out 3 years with my initial degree and if I remember rightly its 4 years funding the government give or has that completely changed?

I have C or above in maths english and science which is handy as I want to teach primary!
You should be eligible for a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan for Initial Teacher Training even if you have already used up your 4 years of funding.

I'm not quite sure what you mean about being degraded. If it's about finances, most ITT pathways are not salaried positions, however once you complete it and start working, you'd presumably be put on M1 on the pay scale. If you have a lot of teaching experience, you may be able to negotiate higher, but I'm not certain if that's a common thing in primary.
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Thank you so much youve been most helpful x
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Thank you so much youve been most helpful x
I'd advise to do a uni based PGCE with QTS - are you looking to stay in your local area? If not I can recommend some courses.
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Hi ,

I am looking to stay local due to the fact I have children x
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Hi Guys

Just wondering if anyone has any advice. I currently hold a BA Hons in Childhood and Youth Studies, but graduated in 2012. I have done odd days with agencies over the years but never had a full time perm position. This was all around 5 years ago .

I'm now looking to get into a full time perm position , and was looking at QTS courses. However there's also mention of ITT (which is alien to me!)

Was wondering if there's a ticking timer on my degree I already hold as Ive not had hands on experience for a good few years.

Thanks
Hello ConfusedPanda30

There is a thread near yours asking about the difference between SCITT and University led Initial Teacher Training. (ITT) It's worth having a look at that.

Your degree and GCSE allow you to meet the statutory eligibility criteria of a course that would lead to Qualified Teacher Status. (QTS)

I think a Get into Teaching Adviser would really be of use to you to help guide and navigate through your options in a 1-2-1 basis. Register for this free service here.

All the best, Jane
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Hello ConfusedPanda30

There is a thread near yours asking about the difference between SCITT and University led Initial Teacher Training. (ITT) It's worth having a look at that.

Your degree and GCSE allow you to meet the statutory eligibility criteria of a course that would lead to Qualified Teacher Status. (QTS)

I think a Get into Teaching Adviser would really be of use to you to help guide and navigate through your options in a 1-2-1 basis. Register for this free service here.

All the best, Jane
Hi Jane ,

Thank you so much I've just registered for the adviser

Fingers crossed I find out what to next ASAP

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Hi Jane ,

Thank you so much I've just registered for the adviser

Fingers crossed I find out what to next ASAP

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Hello ConfusedPanda30

You'll receive an email, asking when you are available for a call with your adviser. They will then explain to you your options and allow you to ask any questions you have about teaching careers and the application. They will help you with questions to ask providers so you are able to find the best one for you (it isn't a one size fits all model unfortunately!) and give guidance on writing the personal statement. (We find this is a thing of dread for some, but we break it down and then read through your initial draft to make sure you're on the right track!) We then help you to prepare for interviews.

We also offer membership of an exclusive Facebook group, open to those supported by advisers and the advisers themselves. It's a little gold-mine of info and support!

We've all had exciting teaching careers ourselves and so don't hesitate to ask anything! There are some interesting blogs to be seen here too - https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/blog

Wishing you the very best!

Jane
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I can't tell you how grateful I am Jane I just want to get started and have a lifelong career doing something that gives back and is making a difference (I'm aware of how cliché that sounds) haha!!
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I can't tell you how grateful I am Jane I just want to get started and have a lifelong career doing something that gives back and is making a difference (I'm aware of how cliché that sounds) haha!!
Hello ConfusedPanda30

Teaching is a profession that you really can have a meaningful, lifelong career in. I still have former students pop up to tell me how much I taught and supported them after many years following their departure from school. Cliches have truth in them!
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Hi ,

I am looking to stay local due to the fact I have children x
Are you prepared to say where roughly you are? PM me if you wish
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Are you prepared to say where roughly you are? PM me if you wish
I'm near Manchester 😊 x
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Hi Guys

Just wondering if anyone has any advice. I currently hold a BA Hons in Childhood and Youth Studies, but graduated in 2012. I have done odd days with agencies over the years but never had a full time perm position. This was all around 5 years ago .

Im now looking to get into a full time perm position , and was looking at QTS courses. However theres also mention of IIT (which is alien to me!)

Was wondering if theres a ticking timer on my degree I already hold as Ive not had hands on experience for a good few years.

Thanks
Hi ConfusedPanda30

You have got a lot of useful responses on this thread, and I may just be echoing some of the information that has already been provided to you.

As you have already successfully completed a BA Hons degree, you may be eligible to apply for a PGCE course, that would gain you QTS by the end. If your area of specialism and interest is in the Early Years/childhood, you may want to read into our course such as the PGCE Primary 3-7 course. You can read about placements, curriculum and finance options on this link.

You can certainly look into further agency work or voluntary work in educational settings, that may benefit your knowledge of theory and practice as a refresher, and strengthen your PGCE application, if you do decide to go down a route as such.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions/queries. You can always contact us directly on [email protected] too!

Have a great weekend

Dylan
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I'm near Manchester 😊 x
Is Edge Hill too far? It's well-regarded
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Is Edge Hill too far? It's well-regarded
Thats where I completed my BA funnily enough I loved it there!
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Thats where I completed my BA funnily enough I loved it there!
So that's a good option for you
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