Hard to know how things will be perceived by the time you qualify. Have you made a decision yet? My advice is to find out more about the placements if you are not certain the college is the best. If you can get a good placement it might make up for the college.
Also is it that specific department at the college which has a bad rep?
Sometimes you have to find your own placements, which can be tough, but if you are prepared for it then you can put time into choosing a good one beforehand, and avoid a lot of stress.
I want to begin teacher training in 2013. I prefer the idea of secondary but am easily swayed by further or primary. Art (with possibly DT and/or media studies) is my specialism. I don't have science GCSE at the required level for most primary courses in any case, so I think that's out. I just spoke to somone from the local college about their new courses. I did PTLLS last year as it was free and I wanted the experience. Apparently you can now do CTLLS and then Y2 of P/T PGCE there! It also includes from age 14 up. However this college doesn't have a great reputation among students I know. I am wondering whether I should even consider this route. The government has apparently also made the DTLLS equal to the PGCE in that you could teach in a school with it now. This path would be cheaper and much easier for me than a years f/t PGCE. However, if at the end my qualification is not seen as equal to that, despite what the government says, there's no point. Any light to shed on this anyone?