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Soldato
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Right, I want to be a high school IT teacher when I've got the qualifications. I need to do a 6 months placement (starting around january) as part of my sandwhich degree. Whilst I wait for the placements department at uni to reply to an email, i thought i'd ask you lot what you would do in my situation.

The course i'm doing is Internet Technology, and I don't see how getting a placement in a job related to it will aid me in becoming a teacher. Does anyone know if there are placements in school's that would be more suitable for me?

The whole placement thing just seems a bit useless for me personally. What are your thoughts?
 
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Ripper^ said:
Right, I want to be a high school IT teacher when I've got the qualifications. I need to do a 6 months placement (starting around january) as part of my sandwhich degree. Whilst I wait for the placements department at uni to reply to an email, i thought i'd ask you lot what you would do in my situation.

The course i'm doing is Internet Technology, and I don't see how getting a placement in a job related to it will aid me in becoming a teacher. Does anyone know if there are placements in school's that would be more suitable for me?

The whole placement thing just seems a bit useless for me personally. What are your thoughts?

If you're not doing an education degree then you'll need to do a PGCE or similar - you should probably check what the entrance requirements are for those and make sure that your current (or expected) qualifications match up.
 
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Currenty eyeing the possibilty of a placement myself. The golden ideal is to achieve a paying placement, but remember that doing 6 months of voluntary might be worthwhile if there is a place that you might fancy.

If there is anywhere you would really like to work, first phone them up. If it's worth it, explain you'd work pro bono
 
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Why not try and get a placement as an IT admin in a school? There are a number of these about.

I am suprised your placement is just 6 months though. I thought it was standard form that placements were for 12 months, formed the entirity of your final year, and were fully paid. Mine certainly is.
 
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