Hi, I'm training to be a teacher in September. I can either go to a training college or to a red-brick university. They both have great reputations. My undergraduate was not very good (only a 2:2) which knocked my confidence and opportunities. I ended up working in schools for just over six years. I have gained a lot of knowledge working with teachers and teaching staff in that time. I know that it is my experience working in schools that has led to me getting the offers from these universities. So now I have to choose my university. Part of me thinks the red-brick may be better because it has the prestige and the course is more difficult than a standard PGCE (it's a PGDipEd). So, I was hoping it might redeem me from my poor undergraduate degree and help my chances of getting into a good school. (If I'm being honest I think I also have this private point to prove that I can hack it in this university). However, the other part of me wants to go to the other university. One reason being that, though it's not a red-brick, it is still an excellent university and unlike the red-brick they seem a lot more supportive of their students. Also, I received a 2:2 for a reason! There was a lot going on in my third year personally with family, and my work suffered. So I worry that I'm not resilient enough to get through a tougher version of a PGCE. So, should I go for the challenging route to make up for my undergraduate, or should I be realistic and go for a standard PGCE, which is challenging enough in it's own right? EDIT: Also, I would like to teach abroad one day. I know most countries would recognise a PGCE but would many even know what a PGDipEd was?