Becoming a teacher?
I have thought a lot about becoming a photography teacher either in A Level or Degree Level, however this is something I would definitely need to build my confidence for.
What to do:
PGCE (INCORPORATING THE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING) course.
They do these courses all over in lots and lots of different Universities, I would stay local so I can save on money so I would stay in Plymouth.
Plymouth’s PGCE Course is a one year long course, I will be expected to complete four 30-credit modules and eight teaching observations. As a full-time trainee you’ll be committed to a Monday to Friday week of academic and professional study, consisting of two full days per week of on-campus study, two days per week of professional practice placement (arranged by the University) and one day per week of independent study and research.
Bachelors or masters degree in a relevant subject
GCSE English at grade C or above or a Level 2 equivalent
GCSE maths grade G or above, or a Level 1 equivalent
Good information and communications technology (ICT) skills
You’ll be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) Enhanced Disclosure, register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority and complete a criminal convictions self-declaration form.
You must be deemed fit to teach.
Normally a DBS has to be paid for so this is something that I would have to take into account if I was to further my education by taking on this course.