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  • Hi,


    Does anyone know if you can get a grant for doing the part time post-16 PGCE (used to be CertEd)? I know people on here have said you can but posts were a few years back...things may have changed.


    I am seriously looking into doing this course (and teaching in colleges) but I am also considering tutoring later on (maths/biology). My background is biology but I am interested in maths at primary level (especially prep for SATS in year 6).
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  • You used to be able to get Grants via the LEA but am pretty sure that this system doesn't exist any more - it's a long time ago since I did this course. It could be that you would qualify for a training bursary, but it is likely that this would be reduced because it is a part-time course and they may take your (and your husband or partner if you have one) earnings into account.
    When I took this course, there was a grant it was reduced pro-rata for a PT course 1 day a week was 1/5th of the amount.
    You need to ask the college to clarify who would cover the course fees and whether (or not) a loan is needed.
    If you have a degree the qualification counts as PGCE and if no degree it's Cert Ed and this may also make a difference to fees due.
  • NenenNenen Forumite
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    I'm thinking about setting up a small business teaching French private lessons at the students' home or office (for holidays, business, etc). I'll be a sole trader.

    Any advice re public liability and professional indemnity insurance pls? Any particular insurers you recommend?

    Cheers

    If you join the ATL (union) then they offer a discounted rate through their recommended broker. The ATL also provides some back up and support were you ever to be unfortunate enough to have a false allegation made against you.
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    Nenen wrote: »
    If you join the ATL (union) then they offer a discounted rate through their recommended broker. The ATL also provides some back up and support were you ever to be unfortunate enough to have a false allegation made against you.

    Thanks for your advice. I'll check out ATL's membership details.

    I'm a member of another union, but it's more 'general' - not specific for teachers.
  • Anyone have some advice or some recommendations for teaching a year 1 pupil Maths and English? I've just been asked to start private tutoring, having never done this before, I'd just like some ideas on some good methods to start. I'm currently training to become a teacher at University, and I volunteer at a local primary school too, so I have a general idea on what's required, any further tips will be greatly appreciated.
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    Anyone have some advice or some recommendations for teaching a year 1 pupil Maths and English? I've just been asked to start private tutoring, having never done this before, I'd just like some ideas on some good methods to start. I'm currently training to become a teacher at University, and I volunteer at a local primary school too, so I have a general idea on what's required, any further tips will be greatly appreciated.

    Have a good look at the Year 1 curriculum. Assess what the child can do and look for any gaps or areas that need further teaching.

    There are many elements to the English curriculum including specific vocabulary, grammar and punctuation objectives for Year 1.

    In terms of mathematics, there are 7 strands for that year group but the greatest number of objectives focus on number and place value, addition and subtraction and measurement.

    On-line you will find many websites that will give you the key objectives for both subjects. That may provide a starting point. Here is one that I have used previously: http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year1/mathematics
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  • Hi all,

    Hoping for some advise please.

    I want to start my own tutoring business, teaching only mathematics KS2, KS3 & GCSE. I'm qualified to post graduate level with extensive knowledge in maths. The questions I have are as follows:

    1) When I start tutoring, could I use printed worksheets from online for my students to work from. Reason I ask is that I'm not sure what it means when it mentions not use for commercial use.

    2) Should a standard CRB check be sufficient or should I apply for an Enhanced CRM. How would I go about doing this?

    3) Do I register myself as a soletrader or Ltd company?

    Apologies if these questions sound basic but any help would be appreciated.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thank you.
  • charlie-chancharlie-chan Forumite
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    MTutor wrote: »
    Hi all,

    Hoping for some advise please.

    I want to start my own tutoring business, teaching only mathematics KS2, KS3 & GCSE. I'm qualified to post graduate level with extensive knowledge in maths. The questions I have are as follows:

    1) When I start tutoring, could I use printed worksheets from online for my students to work from. Reason I ask is that I'm not sure what it means when it mentions not use for commercial use.

    2) Should a standard CRB check be sufficient or should I apply for an Enhanced CRM. How would I go about doing this?

    3) Do I register myself as a soletrader or Ltd company?

    Apologies if these questions sound basic but any help would be appreciated.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thank you.

    1) - Yes you can use printed worksheets from websites (but make sure they are able to be used for the classroom only)

    2) - Enhanced is better as it covers working with children, however, they are difficult to get if you aren't volunteering etc in a school/other educational setting.

    3) - If you are working on your own (no franchise) then you will need to register as sole trader.
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    MTutor wrote: »
    Hi all,

    Hoping for some advise please.

    I want to start my own tutoring business, teaching only mathematics KS2, KS3 & GCSE. I'm qualified to post graduate level with extensive knowledge in maths. The questions I have are as follows:

    1) When I start tutoring, could I use printed worksheets from online for my students to work from. Reason I ask is that I'm not sure what it means when it mentions not use for commercial use.

    2) Should a standard CRB check be sufficient or should I apply for an Enhanced CRM. How would I go about doing this?

    3) Do I register myself as a soletrader or Ltd company?

    Apologies if these questions sound basic but any help would be appreciated.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thank you.

    1. Why not teach A-level too?

    2. It's now DBS, not CRB.

    3. You can set up as a sole trader or limited company. I was a sole trader up until recently when my accountant suggested that incorporate. I'd never thought about it until she suggested it. There are various pros and cons so you should look into it carefully and/or seek professional advice.
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