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FE PGCE - what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by James_Williams, May 9, 2011.

  1. Hi
    Wolf has made a recommendation but as yet there has been no concrete action to make a PGCE FE transferrable to schools. At present the only route to gaining QTS which allows you to work in schools without having to undertake a GTP or PGCE route is the Unibversity of Gloucester Assessment only route - for certain subjects.
    They are very much oversubscribed.
    It may well be that the DfE Will accept the recommendation biut they would have to change the law to allow for it to happen and that won't happen overnight.
  2. Many thanks James - but not the news I was hoping for, as I had a look around a lovely SEN school today!

    How long do these kinds of changes in education law take to happen once a recommendation has been made? - weeks, months ...years?!
  3. So difficult to predict. If it is a pet scheme for the secretary of state he can rush legislation through quicklly (e.g. free schools) but they may also drag their feet if they don't like it or feel that it is important. I can't say how the Secretary of state feels on this issue. Perhaps you could write to your MP and ask him/her to raise it with the DfE and see what their plans (if any) are.

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