I'm thinking of taking a 1 year top up degree for more training within Education before I do my PGCE. This course is titled "BEd (Hons) Education and Early Years". It doesn't come with QTS as far as I know and doesn't have a practicum element to it, but that won't be a problem as I'm going to do my PGCE after this course anyway. I have a Bachelors in a completely unrelated field. I'm concerned about how my employers will see this - they'll see that I completed this degree in one year as I'm going to do my PGCE the next. I'm sure my employers won't see this course as equal to a proper 3/4 year B.Ed, so I'm concerned if I'm just going to be wasting my money. Not concerned about spending a year of my time studying because it's going towards a career I want to work in. What do you think?