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Forhad911
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New to This - Degree Classification Important?

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HI,

I didn't do great in Uni but can anyone shed some light on the importance of degree classifications?

I understand certain employers require a certain grade so we can exclude them from the conversation.

The scenario is you got a Third class degree from UK and a TEFL.

Thank you.

Mo
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Re: New to This - Degree Classification Important?

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Many employers are probably more interested in a good TEFL cert than a good degree. Often the TEFL cert is to show you are trained/qualified to teach English (as a foreign language) while the degree is required to get you a work permit/visa. In other words, the cert is an "academic" requirement while the degree is a government requirement. (Many/most countries will not allow foreigners to work [teach] without a degree but the classification is hardly important.)

https://www.tefl.net/jobs/guide.php
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Brilliant.

Thank you for the response.

I just started the TEFL 120 hours and I hope to leave move into teaching after 10 years of insurance selling.

If anyone is in Birmingham UK, give me a shout.

Kind regards,

Mohammed
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Forhad911 wrote: 29 Sep 2022, 10:18 Brilliant.

Thank you for the response.

I just started the TEFL 120 hours and I hope to leave move into teaching after 10 years of insurance selling.

If anyone is in Birmingham UK, give me a shout.

Kind regards,

Mohammed
Nearby in Rugby. :)
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