Supply Teaching without PGCE


I’ve been thinking about applying to be a supply teacher in Physics. I’ve sent my CV off to ‘Protocal Education’, who are recruitment consultants for that kind of thing They told me to wait five days and somebody would call me back. They say on the website a PGCE is a requirement, but I reckon there must be opportunities without one.

Can anybody tell me any more about this? I’m 24, and only graduated 2 years ago, so it’s not that long a time to change direction.


You need to prove you WANT to do it. Teaching isn’t about qualifications, and isn’t about great holidays. They won’t take you if they don’t think you’d be any good, that’s important. So you need prove some commitment to the idea. The obvious way of doing this is through work experience.