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I have worked in FE for over 10 years and recently completed my DTTLS (the qual that replaced the FE PGCE).
It seems common in FE to issue zero hour contracts which means they have no obligation to you if the numbers are down.
This is now 3 years on the trot I have got to September to find I have no job. However this time it was because they moved the module to January and didn't even bother to inform me properly.
I have taught the 14-19 group and have considered moving into schools but when I have investigated this in the past it has been a full time course with no income.
I had recently heard that they may be bringing out a conversion course and was trying to find some info which brought me to this forum.
Although bits I'm picking up seems you get a school placement with unqualified pay?
This would be of interest to me as it would probably be as much if not more in total than I am getting as a part-time lecturer.
My specialisms are:
Accountancy - in particular AAT which I believe is being taken into schools (AAT qualified)
Business Studies including Management and Business Maths and Stats
IT - Sage Accounts, Microsoft Office
I would happy to receive advice from anyone
A number of points ; DTTLS DIDN'T replace PGCE - the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PCE DTTLS) is alive and kicking - it is a university award that is recognised internationally as a teaching qualification - try going to Australia or NZ with a PTTLS, CTTLS or DTTLS or a GTP and they will wonder what planet you came from, but they instantly recognise a PGCE
A secomnadry school can employ someone on an unqualified scale , which can be up to £23K but the new acadamies can set their own pay scale and pay an Unqual+ rate.
The Institute for Learning (IfL) is currently trying to gain parity of esteem between graduates teaching in both sectors and it appears that the current government has expressed some sympathy to the idea - but that will take time.
But you must realise that teahcing in schoools is by statute an all graduate profession (yet again according to the current Government, entry requirements a 2:1 degree in future)
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