This september will be the final year of my teacher training course at university and my idea is to take a gap year and do some travelling before settling down and becoming a teacher - I am doing a BEd course so will be just turned 21 years old when I qualify. My university hasn't told us a lot about what happens this year or what next year (NQT year) involves. Is it best to do your NQT year straight away once qualified, or would I be able to take my gap year before doing my NQT year? Is this likely to hinder my chances of getting a job? OR Would it be better to do my NQT year and then look into taking a year out to go travelling? I'm really unsure of what to do, because as much as I am looking forward to qualifying and getting my own class, I have also always imagined going travelling for a year and if I don't do this in the next 1/2 years I don't see when it would be possible! Any help or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!