This is my first post here so Hello all.
I am 37 years old and I graduaute from the University of Liverpool, England on July 10th this year. I am looking for work in New Zealand and I am also looking here for and advice or guidance.
My degree is in English Language.
I am level 1 British Sign Language qualified, I'll be level 2 by August.
I have a qualification to teach post-compulsary education in the UK.
I am qualified to teach English to Speakers of other Langauges (TEFL/TESOL)
I have a City & Guilds level 2 in Childcare & Education from 1995 and a subsequent 7 year career in childcare.
I have all the usual GCSEs, A-levels and necessary computer literacy exams, and a lot of other qualifications that I wont mention here.
I also have aa full UK driving license.
Sooo, in your opinion, what are my work prospects for early childcare (bearing in mind that I do NOT hold a degree in Early Childhood Education), in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or as a teaching aide working with children, or adults, with hearing difficulties or deafness?
I have no children of my own and I can therefore organise a swift move to NZ should the right job be offered.
I understand the procedure of having my subsidiary qualifications verified by NZQA, but my degree is from a very well respected, red-brick university.
My aim is to enjoy my work, so I'm not too bothered if the pay isn't fantatsic; I'd just like to have a rewarding career.
Many thanks in advance for any help that can be given.
All the very best to you all for 2009