What qualifications do I need to teach functional skills?
You’ll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths.
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study.
Can you be a primary teacher without a degree?
Can I become a teacher without a degree? You need qualified teacher status (QTS) to teach in most state schools. Some state schools – academies and free schools – are also allowed to take on teaching staff who do not have QTS. Studying for a degree doesn’t have to mean spending three years at university.
Can you do a PGCE with a 2.2 degree?
To be eligible to apply for our Training Programme, you need: 2.1 degree or above (2.2 degrees will also be considered) A degree or A-levels that satisfy the curriculum requirements listed below. Grade C/4 or equivalent in GCSE maths and English for secondary teaching.
Is it hard to get onto a PGCE?
The PGCE is not an easy year. This is not so hard for mature students who have worked in industry or elsewhere, but it’s not so easy for recently qualified graduates coming straight from university to the PGCE. If you’re unsure, talk to your older peers and tutors, and your mentor, and get them to guide you.
Can you be a teacher with a 2.2 degree?
A degree of a 2:2 or above, qualified teacher status (QTS) and relevant school experience are required to teach in state schools in the UK. Some schools, such as private schools and academies, are able to recruit teachers without a degree but it’s then difficult to progress or move schools.
What is better teach first or PGCE?
A PGCE will get you better training, a happier year and won’t make you move across the country. Teach First will pay you, guarantee you a job for two years and looks great on your CV if you want to impress Goldman Sachs. Teach First pay you.
Is PGDE better than PGCE?
What is the difference between a PGCE and a PGDE? A PGCE is a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Another key difference in comparing PGDE vs PGCE is to do with how many academic credits are awarded on the programme. The PGDE carries 120 university credits, whilst the PGCE carries 60.
Is QTS or PGCE better?
It requires more time commitment and academic study alongside your immersive school-centred training. But, by undertaking a PGCE course with your QTS, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the theoretical side to education which you can then implement into your practical work.
Does it matter where you do your PGCE?
The university you attended during your PGCE year is not a consideration when making appointments.
Is a PGCE harder than a degree?
Now, a PGCE is harder than your undergraduate degree. However, a PGCE is a huge achievement and it’s a postgraduate qualification so it is a higher level of learning.
Do you get paid to do a PGCE?
If gaining a PGCE is important to you, check with your training provider before applying. You will receive an unqualified teacher’s salary from your school, and the cost of your training will be covered, but you may be charged for your PGCE fees if awarded.
Can you teach a different subject to your PGCE?
Despite being required to train with a specialism in a particular subject or phase of learning, once teachers have gained qualified status, they’re free to teach any subject or age group, says John Howson, a teacher recruitment expert. Of those teaching physics, 55.4% have a degree and 7.4% a PGCE.
Does a PGCE allow you to teach primary?
PGCE Primary prepares you to teach children up to year 6. You may specialise in a particular age group. This is the most in-demand PGCE, so there’s a lot of competition for places. PGCE Secondary prepares you to teach the secondary school and sixth form years.
Can you do a second PGCE?
It’s therefore rare (and not necessary) for a teacher to return to university to pursue a second PGCE.
Can you teach without a PGCE?
You don’t need a PGCE to teach in England, although you may find it useful as it will give you more options as your career progresses – enhancing your promotion prospects or enabling you to teach abroad.
What happens after my PGCE?
After you’ve achieved your Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you might want to go on to complete a master’s degree.
How much is a PGCE bursary?
Bursaries can range from £7,000 to £24,000. You must not already be in possession of, or eligible for, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You must be eligible to receive student funding.