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Thinking of becoming a TA

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by 4m4xx, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. 4m4xx

    4m4xx New commenter

    Hi everyone...

    I'm currently in my final year of my degree and I'm considering a TA position. I have actually applied for a PGCE but I'm beginning to have doubts about whether I'd be able to cope with the workload and stress... therefore I am looking in to a TA position.
    Has anybody got on the job without specific NVQ qualifications? I've done 3 weeks experience in a school and i'm thinking of going back as soon as and doing more experience for as long as I can throughout the academic year. Do you think this would be helpful? I know some people who have got offered a job whilst doing voluntary work there so i'm assuming specific qualifications are not always required?
  2. Saland45

    Saland45 New commenter

    I have known it in schools for people to be employed without NVQs certainly in one place I worked some TA s had no qualifications of the NVQ variety and I have come across a situation this yr where someone was employed who also had never worked in a school either but wanted to be a teacher at some future point. I have NVQ 2 and 3 but for me I think it is sometimes a good thing and shows a certain level of academic study and experience....I have been asked if I have relevant qualifications and feel happy I can say yes...but it doesn't always prevent you from getting employment ...
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  3. egm2786

    egm2786 New commenter

    My friend completed her Teaching degree and went into a school as SEN T.A as she wanted more classroom experience.
    She is now teaching!
    Good Luck!
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  4. 4m4xx

    4m4xx New commenter

    Thanks for the insight. Really helpful :)
  5. 4m4xx

    4m4xx New commenter

    That sounds great too, thank you! :)

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