Good morning everyone, As luck would have it, my GTP course starts very soon and I am really looking forward to it ... however, there has been a lot of controversy with regards to schools becoming academies, parents starting their own schools and cuts in the public sector. Now I know that I should not worry about things that I have no control over, but looking into the possibility of teaching abroad (Australia, New Zealand) seems a bit of a let-down ... this is due to the fact that, it seems, the GTP does not hold much weight as part of the skilled migration visa, or that it is broadly accepted by the Australian teaching council. I am aware that there have been a few post before, on the same subject, but has anything changed since then? Coming from South Africa, such a program (GTP) is non existent back home, so I am very fortunate to have been accepted on the course in the first place, and maybe it could be put to use back home in the future?! However, would British International schools accept the GTP as a valid qualification, no matter where they are situated in the world, and why does the PGCE carry more weight as a recognised teaching qualification? I am just a bit miffed that all the effort I am currently pouring into my degree and the future vocation, will all be for nothing if it is not an "acceptable" qualification elsewhere in the world. What loops do Aussie and Kiwi teachers have to jump through (besides a work visa) to teach in the UK, or has Britain not caught-up with the rest of the world in this regard. It seems as if Brit's have to go through a lot elsewhere in the world (work related), but everyone knocking on the British border (legal migrants), are lead in by the hand and shown where to take a seat?! All comments are welcome, as long as it is not derogatory!