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Quick question on training.

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Ginormoustrawberry Wed 14-Jun-17 23:30:54

Assuming one is already educated to degree level what is the shortest length of time from beginning a PCGE in primary education to starting teaching?

CauliflowerSqueeze Wed 14-Jun-17 23:32:06

One year. (September to about mid June).

CauliflowerSqueeze Wed 14-Jun-17 23:32:45

Some schools will then employ from Mid June and pay over the summer. Many have a September start.

Ginormoustrawberry Wed 14-Jun-17 23:42:28

Thank you :-)

Ginormoustrawberry Wed 14-Jun-17 23:45:53

Sorry, another question:

Would you have a placement within that time period?

birdybirdbird Thu 15-Jun-17 17:53:32

As in, a placement during the time period of the pgce? Yes! Depends on the university, but our local one does 2 longer placements (end oct-dec and end Apr-end June) and then a shorter one during the spring term. There are a minimum number of days that have to be spent in school. Very little time seems to be spent at uni in lectures.

Ginormoustrawberry Thu 15-Jun-17 20:08:18

Thank you again

CauliflowerSqueeze Sat 17-Jun-17 05:58:26

Yes sorry for the delay. Like birdy said. They are contrasting placements where possible. During the week there is normally one afternoon a week when you have the university or provider training - lectures normally given by either people running the course or practising teachers etc who they invite in. Courses normally also have a series of assignments to complete during the year, on top of the teaching aspect.
It's a pretty intense year, but pales into insignificance next to the NQT year.

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