Hi! I am looking for information and any comments from graduates of the Buckingham University Independent PGCE. I am a TA in a private English primary school in Spain and plan to stay in Spain for the forseable future so am looking into the pros and cons of doing this course. Whilst this course seems a good way to get qualified as a teacher in the short term, the fact that I can do the course by only teaching in one year group makes me wonder if this would deter potential future employers (in both the independent and state sectors). Also I have been advised that I would have to do a QTS conversion course to qualify for working in a state school back in the UK if my plans change. Has anyone got experience of this? I was surprised to hear that you have to start teaching asap when your school term starts, a good month before the first residential training weekend and that there are no online classes as such. If anyone could provide details of the support that is available from the Buckingham University website and how their school helped prepare them for the course that would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time and help!