I found a qualification that looks about right for me; several websites for FE career advice discuss it, including Education Scotland. It's the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Adult Literacies) (PGDE (AL)) at SCQF level 10, and allows for specialisation in Adult Literacy and ESOL. Who offers this? I've only found Brock in England to offer it, and it doesn't seem to be a distance course. I would like to teach ESOL to adults in Scotland, and am finding it very difficult. Background: I teach ESL/EFL/acronym du jour, and recently moved to Scotland with my partner. In England, it was very easy for me to find work. Before choosing to go part-time, I was teaching full-time in an independent school at 26K+/pa. Whenever I was looking for work, I usually made shortlist and potential employers were happy with my experience (nearly 20 yrs) and qualifications (CELTA, MA-TESL). When I did go part-time, I was earning 20+/hr at language schools and more than that at the independent school. Now in Scotland, there is diddly squat. Without a PGCE/PGDE I can't even get into independent schools, and I feel lucky if I can scrounge 10 hrs a week at language schools--who don't pay much over minimum wage. Whichever avenue I try, I fall just a little short of the methods to qualify for any sort of certificate/qualification that would allow me to work outside language schools. I can't get summer pre-sessional work at the universities, because they don't like the amount of work I've done teaching at the sixth form level (I was told it was teaching young learners!). Ok. I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to specialise or go into teacher training. So I'm researching possibilities, but I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall. There is no PGDE in EAL, and I have no wish to spend 9000 quid and a year teaching English Lit to GCSE kids--no offence to people who do! (I'm not 'settled' in the UK, so will have to pay overseas fees, and won't have access to funding support.) I might be able to get my Spanish or French up to degree level, but again--the cost of the residency won't be covered, making the degree even more expensive. i keep finding interesting courses/degrees, but they don't qualify for certification. I find courses that DO give certification, but they are either useless to me, or very expensive, or they require me to be teaching somewhere already, or to have a qualified teacher who would critique my work--I don't know anyone well enough to ask this level of support. I could cry. I am so tired of spending ages trying to navigate websites and decipher jargon/acronyms, only to discover that yet again, I'm looking at something I can't use or don't qualify for.