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QTS v PGCE

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by trickytrini, May 20, 2019.

  1. trickytrini

    trickytrini New commenter

    Dear all

    In terms of workload, are these 2 routes about the same or is one more difficult?
    Thanks
     
  2. hlcook89

    hlcook89 New commenter

    Hi,

    You will need QTS to teach, which you will get alongside your Uni PGCE course.
    I am currently doing a SCITT where we have the option to complete our PGCE - about a quarter of our cohort have opted out.

    From my SCITT experience and speaking to friends who have done the uni PGCE route; our workloads have seemed similar, as have the assessments/assignments.
     
  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Lead commenter

    PGCE is an academic qualification so requires additional work to get that qualification. You would also have to show you have the requirements to gain QTS as well. Just the QTS route won't give you any extra qualifications.

    In terms of difficulty, that's hard to say as it depends how hard you find academic work. Some people find that but easy and the QTS harder. Some the other way around. What the PGCE should do is give you more knowledge, which should help improve your practice as a teacher.
     
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  4. agathamorse

    agathamorse Occasional commenter

    Plus, if you ever want to work abroad you will need the PGCE.
     
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  5. trickytrini

    trickytrini New commenter

    Thanks for all the replies!
     

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