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GTP vs PGCE

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by kez84, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Hi all,
    I trained via the GRTP and have been teaching for 4 years since then.
    I am looking to apply for jobs abroad but the majority are saying they want a degree and PGCE.
    Given the end result of QTS is the same, does is really matter??
    Just looking for a bit of advice, as don't want to waste time applying for jobs that state PGCE, since I haven't got one (!!) if it is that important
    Thanks
     
  2. Hi all,
    I trained via the GRTP and have been teaching for 4 years since then.
    I am looking to apply for jobs abroad but the majority are saying they want a degree and PGCE.
    Given the end result of QTS is the same, does is really matter??
    Just looking for a bit of advice, as don't want to waste time applying for jobs that state PGCE, since I haven't got one (!!) if it is that important
    Thanks
     
  3. cityfree

    cityfree New commenter

    I don't know about every job, country etc...but I do know that a work-mate from a TP was trying to teach abroad with GTP and found it very difficult. Don't give up, but maybe email them to check. I just don't think a lot of the schools really know what a GTP entails (or that it exists). Good luck.
     
  4. I was a mentor for a GTP student and when asking local schools in our local authority in England many said they would not accept her with only QTS they wanted a PGCE or Bed. When she did the course it was just starting and did not cover half as much as a PGCE as it really was learning from the school and not from a university. I think she only went on about 4 courses all year and learnt all about the NC from our staff. Maybe there is a conversion course. Some schools abroad have teachers with other qualifications and then they do the overseas PGCE - but this can cost a lot of money but would give the required qualification.
     
  5. There may also be work permit/visa issues to consider. A school will find it a lot easier to make the case "he/she is more qualified than a local hire" if there is a piece of paper within your visa application that is recognisable to immigration.
     

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