This weeks secret teacher explains what its like to plunge into teaching with fellow pgce students. Becoming a teacher this booklet has been produced by careers and employability services and the business and online student support of the open university. This is to ensure that primary teachers have the capacity to lead learning in these vital areas. In october 2017, changes were announced setting higher minimum entry standards to primary programmes of initial teacher education for leaving certificate maths and english at ordinary level and irish at higher level. there is no one definition of mature thats used consistently in legal workplaces, but the law society 2015 annual statistical report shows that 4. 2 per cent of solicitors admitted to the roll of solicitors between 20 were over the age of 40. The report indicates that mature students are not excluded from the legal recruitment market. some mature students may have few or no previous qualifications, and may be taking access to he diploma courses, or enrolling on their first degree course based on their work or life experiences. Others may be returning to do a postgraduate qualification or a degree in a new subject area as part of their career progression. There is a lot of flexibility in the study pathways you can take to become a teacher. Depending on the sector you choose and how you prefer to learn, you can study online or on campus, full-time or part-time. Whatever path you take, you will need to complete an initial teacher education (ite) programme. How do i become a teacher at primary or second level? Ask brian a variety of pathways are available whether youre a school-leaver or mature student tue, may 28, 2019, 0000.