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keep trying for a pgce or become a TA?

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by grichardson1503, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. ive just graduated and failed to get on a pgce course, my family want me to keep applying. But to be honest I don't think I'm confident enough yet to be a teacher, I would like to become a TA for at least a few years and really get to grips with working in a school and build up confidence then maybe reapply when I'm older.
    Is this the right decision? or should I just keep having part time jobs whilst reapplying for pgce's? Don't want to disappoint my family, but also want to start my life and have a real job.

    Any advice?

  2. It depends whether you can afford to live on a Teaching Assistants wages as salaries are pretty poor!
    If you can then a TA job will enable you to see if teaching is for you.
    Be warned though that TA jobs are getting harder to find.
    Maybe you could start applying for TA jobs as well as reapplying for PGCE places.
    Good luck-follow your heart. [​IMG]

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