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Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by trickytrini, May 20, 2019.
In terms of workload, are these 2 routes about the same or is one more difficult?
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.
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.
Plus, if you ever want to work abroad you will need the PGCE.
Thanks for all the replies!