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Help needed please

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by juliemoo, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. juliemoo

    juliemoo New commenter


    I require some assistance , Basically I completed my degree in 2013 and have been working supporting learners with varying forms of SEN in a FE and HE environment for the last four years almost. I applied last year for a PGCE however due to the degree I have (Ba Hon's Education Children and Young peoples studies) which comprises of a 2 year Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support (Primary) then 1 year top up Education Children and Young peoples studies. My background has always been in SEN and I would like to teach in SEN either Primary or Secondary. When I applied for a PGCE last year I was being "persuaded" to do my teaching hours in Childcare in FE due to the fact that the UNI said I had no degree specialism subject apart from an initial NVQ in Childcare. My degree is an Education based degree but unfortunately is made up of several modules Maths English SEN etc. etc. I really don't know what route to take. As it seems I have NO degree area specialism and feel my degree is somewhat wasted. I have found that finding appropriate teaching hours in the right subject very difficult.

    I would appreciate advise on what to do next.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I am afraid that I have no very helpful suggestions to offer.

    Do you have QTS? I guess not, since you were thinking of doing a PGCE. All I can suggest is that you contact your local PGCE provider and ask them what they suggest.

    Without QTS you cannot teach in maintained schools in England and Wales, and most non-maintained schools also insist on this.

    Best of luck


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