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Looking at expanding to second subject for security of job

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by neilthomas89, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. I am in the final phase of a 'long' 4 year teaching degree in PE. Although some you cynics may see PE as a 'run-about on the field', the role is extensive and strenuous. Adding to this is the apparent difficulty in finding employment following. Upon enrolling on the course, employability rates were 98%, that figure has dropped to below 70%, and my fear is not getting a teaching position out of my degree.
    I am therefore contemplating other avenues. I wish to stay within education regardless and am looking at the possibility of pursuing another subject, most probably in Maths or Geography. In my first year I attended a seminar on the possibility of a conversion course, but recent enquiries appear to give little availability.
    Does anyone know if or how I might go about looking to study for another subject without going through a 3 year undergraduate course.
    All I want is a job
  2. NNS

    NNS New commenter

    If you want to do Maths or Science, some universities organise on one year course forstudents who did another subject as undergrad butwould like to teach one of those two subjects. A few of my friends did it, they spent some 2 or 3 days at uni and even got a bursaory to do it. It's still a year, but better than 3 years of a degree.
  3. That sounds like what i'm looking at, do you know which universities they attended?

  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    It does depend upon what parts of the country you are looking in. In parts of E London and Essex PE specialists are in a shortage. Many of the courses have reduced in size and are not turning out enough to keep pace with demand.
    Geography was always a common combination with PE years ago when 2 subject training was the norm. You could consider Open University short courses if you want to build upon A levels, generally Maths is likely to have more openings.

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