More and more students have been signing up for webinars offered by the Get into Teaching as a Career website, (the official govement site) and there are 2 more webinars coming up soon:
20 March 2017, 6.30-7.30 pm. Advice for first years and second years considering a career in teaching
29 March 2017, 6.30-7.30 pm. Information for students interested in a career in Early Years Teaching (including nursery education)
Finding it difficult to get teaching work experience? One of the best ways is to apply to be a paid English/Maths/Science tutor via the Widening Participation team at City. You will teach 1-1 or a small group and the age range is from Class 5 to year 11 – so plenty of choice! You tutor for 1-4 hours a week in local schools, so it fits easily around your studies. We will again soon be advertising 100 paid tutor posts in April this year. Look out for these on the WP website http://www.city.ac.uk/careers/city-opportunities/widening-participation-ambassador!
As well as this, you can search for schools to get experience in here https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/school-experience and the site also has other useful suggestions of other ways to get relevant work experience. Don’t forget, you can also you can book a careers appointment with one of the CityCareers Consultants to discuss the full range of work experience that is considered useful for teaching.
Finally, most PGCE applicants are eligible for a student loan (apparently lots of students are unaware of this!) And bursaries are available too , in some cases.