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I have a PGCE but no specialist subject!

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by wickyv35, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. This may sound odd, but I have just completed my PGCE, but have no specialist subject.

    I started on the course when my level 3 literacy was sufficient to be key skills tutor in adult and vocational education. Now our govt have set the standard at level 5 so I am having to do another qualification. During my first year I worked with ESOL students which I enjoyed very much and this year have been delivering functional skills to teenage construction students. To say it has been challenging is an understatement, but also enjoyable.
    The problem is I am a single parent with a mortage and fast approaching the wrong side of forty, and I REALLY need a job!
    Am I qualified to teach anything now?
    I have advanced Food Hygiene and enquired to deliver Basic Food Hygiene courses, but was told I needed to complete a catering qualification (2 years).
    I am also confused as to which course to take. I am not sure whether to teach functional skills, ESOL or food hygiene, as who can tell which one will result in a job at the end?
    I am very confused, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    PS, Sorry about any mistakes, its late and I cant find my glasses.
     
  2. This may sound odd, but I have just completed my PGCE, but have no specialist subject.

    I started on the course when my level 3 literacy was sufficient to be key skills tutor in adult and vocational education. Now our govt have set the standard at level 5 so I am having to do another qualification. During my first year I worked with ESOL students which I enjoyed very much and this year have been delivering functional skills to teenage construction students. To say it has been challenging is an understatement, but also enjoyable.
    The problem is I am a single parent with a mortage and fast approaching the wrong side of forty, and I REALLY need a job!
    Am I qualified to teach anything now?
    I have advanced Food Hygiene and enquired to deliver Basic Food Hygiene courses, but was told I needed to complete a catering qualification (2 years).
    I am also confused as to which course to take. I am not sure whether to teach functional skills, ESOL or food hygiene, as who can tell which one will result in a job at the end?
    I am very confused, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    PS, Sorry about any mistakes, its late and I cant find my glasses.
     

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