Young People Without University Place May Find TEFL is the Answer

From: TEFL England
Published: Wed Jun 30 2010

200,000 are estimated to miss out on university places next year as a result of university spending cuts outlined by the government. The National Health Service and international aid are the only exemptions from the 25% cut to all departments over the next four years and universities fear that they will face the brunt of the education cuts.

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT), claims that there are 1 million 16 to 25-year-olds who are currently unemployed and not in education. Cuts have faced harsh criticism from a number of teacher unions and protests have been staged across the country in the last week, with more expected to take place. Teachers insist that severe cuts to the education budget will result in serious consequences for the future of the country.

Tuition fee rises are also expected to be announced for students in England and Wales which has already been criticised as a move that would be most damaging for Britainís poorest. While the government insists that cutting the education budget is necessary in order to reduce the deficit, unions are actively opposing the measures.

In recent years it has become increasingly difficult for students to secure university places and it is likely that this will continue to be the case over the next four years especially considering that 70% of higher education institutes are expected to have to cut courses in order to reduce spending.

Many young people are uneasy about their future after finding themselves unemployed and without a university or college place. However, TEFL England co-founder, Joe Hallwood claims that fantastic opportunities can exist for young people in such a situation: "TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) provides an exciting opportunity to gain useful skills and experience by working abroad putting someone in a stronger position to find employment when they return to the UK".

Teaching English as a Foreign Language doesnít necessarily require a degree or teaching experience and Joe Hallwood goes on to say that "more people take our 20-hour weekend course than any other to get their first job abroad and later top it up with online training". A gap-year teaching English provides a wage and a more impressive CV so it may be an option to seriously consider for any young person currently unsure about their prospects.

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