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Awarded PGCE with 60 masters credits but no QTS. Any advice?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Brouhaha, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Brouhaha

    Brouhaha New commenter

    Hi TES Forum, I've been awarded a PGCE, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education with 60 masters credits, but no QTS as I failed my professional teaching practice (this is being appealed through the Uni's complaints process), but passed 2 masters, M-Level assignments to be awarded the PGCE. I even have the PGCE certificate! What do I do now?? Any advice would be much appreciated thanks
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  2. GirlGremlin

    GirlGremlin Occasional commenter

    In my experience, schools ask for QTS rather than PGCE when you apply for jobs and this is listed in the job spec as essential. Failing QTS would put you out of the running for most teaching jobs. But not all.

    You could still teach in the private sector, and schools are increasingly turning to unqualified teachers. However I fear that the failed QTS would be more of a complete red flag which could put you out of the running, even when compared someone who had actually no teaching experience whatsoever.
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  3. install

    install Star commenter

    Write off the qts for now. Take up Supply. Get some more experience - go for qts again if allowed when the time is right for you.
  4. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    I'm surprised your university didn't warn you you were at risk of failing qts and allowing you to withdraw. You could look at teaching in FE, or working in alternative educational providers like museums. As you seem better at the acdemic side, look at options of Masters or Doctorates.
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