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Switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 Visa for PGCE (secondary) English teacher

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by shaikreshma0499, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. Hi,

    I am an international student (from India) in my second year of bachelor’s in English Literature in UK and I really am worried about finding a job after my master’s of PGCE (secondary) in English as an English teacher, as I’ve seen a lot of forums discussing that it is harder to obtain a tier 2 visa as an English teacher

    But most of them are only talking about directly applying a tier 2 visa from outside of U.K. or switching from a tier 4 to a tier 2 for maths or science.

    I understand that having a degree in PGCE wouldn’t 100% guarantee that I would have a job but as an overseas student it would cost me a lot of money that I have to invest in my degree(s) which is why I want to make an informed choice about pursing this master’s and the possible job prospects or opportunities that I can expect.

    Because, being a teacher in England would make my transition from student to worker easier, help me pursue a career I’m passionate about and on the personal level help me achieve financial independence in general.

    I apologise for the tangent about why this choice is so important to me, but I wanted anyone answering to this thread to have a close to complete picture of the situation.

    I suppose the important question out of this would be, Is it possible to obtain a tier 2 visa through being an English teacher switching from tier 4?

    Thank you for all the responses in advance.

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