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What happens after PGCE if you don't want to work full time?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Phuketmark, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Phuketmark

    Phuketmark New commenter

    I am on the PGCE course and am in receipt of a bursary for my chosen subject.
    As I understand it, the normal process is to do the PGCE so that you are awarded QTS, get a job and do a year as an NQT and then that is it, though some schools may need another year as an RQT

    Assuming that I pass this PGCE year, I would like to know if it would be possible to work part-time in my NQT year. Are there restrictions on what constitutes part-time?
    Is there a time-frame in which I have to complete 3 terms as an NQT?

    What I don't want to do is find that I have to pay the bursary back, or even worse, lose the QTS.

    Thank you in advance
  2. Grefintec

    Grefintec New commenter

    I completed my NQT induction Year part time. You do the part time equivalent of one year eg if you work 0.5FT the NQT induction period will take two years. I did 0.71FT and completed in four terms.

    I did not lose my bursary (for secondary biology) and it does not affect QTS
  3. Grefintec

    Grefintec New commenter

    Schools don’t require a RQT, that is just what the year after NQT year is called. There is no formal assessment/observation requirements other than what is normal practise in your school.
  4. Phuketmark

    Phuketmark New commenter

    Thank you so much for your replies.

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