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Old 1st May 2012, 14:45
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Hi All,

I was wondering can someone help me with my query. I am like a lot of people I'm sure looking at a career change into Primary School Education. I do not have the required grades such as Math,English and Irish you know yourself.Although I do have a degree in Marketing with a 2:2 grade so I would be eventually able to follow this route via post graduate study but in particular I am looking at Scotland.

So as I am considering Scotland in the future for my studies.I would like to know a few things. I have researched most of the Colleges there such as Glasgow,Dundee and Edinburgh and it seems I need to improve my grades from Leaving Cert level which is understable.So if I were to go back and sit the Scottish Equivelant of the GCSE/Leaving Cert(Whatever this is, does anyone know?)and do Science,Maths and English subjects again.

1.How would I go about it, where do I need to apply to from Ireland or alternatively in Country(Organisation or Body like the CAO).

2.When do you sit the Scottish GCSE equivelant and is it the same as here exams in Summer,May/June.

I would appreciate any information or advice with regards and anything wlse such as best colleges to apply to or financing my efforts eg. grants and things like that would be much appreciated.

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Old 21st May 2012, 20:59
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Hiya i moved here from london about 10 years ago and im still finding the schooling/grades confusing lol

I do know that GCSE's here are called standard grades and as far as im aware they are treated the same as each other - i.e i put GCSE's on my CV and no one has ever seemed to have a problem with it.

I think the best thing to do is to come over and have a look about - decide which area/which uni you want to attend and ask all your questions when your here.

Nicole x
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Old 6th June 2012, 10:40
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Thanks for the reply and as I said any information will be helpful, I may do that yeah, I don understand the grading system is different than England for example, once again cheers
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Old 6th June 2012, 17:42
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a word of caution before you make the leap.....

we are knee deep in unemployed primary school teachers at the moment....
i personally know of 5 who are fully qualified but cant find work

so your chances of finding work might be slim
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Old 14th June 2012, 14:29
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Yeah I understand that the market is pretty slim on the ground for jobs, but thanks for the reply anyhow, I am considering my options anyhow.
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