Hi all, just to let you now I have now completed the first two modules (of four) of this certificate. I've passed both assignments too and passed the process work. My tutor advises if I can up my game a little in the second half that I could get a distinction which is equivalent to 70+, 'first class'. That's quite encouraging for this old dog, good to know that the brain is still capable. To be honest I'm enjoying it - it also helps that my wife is highly supportive. She doesn't object to me getting up at 04:00h which is what I do on a Saturday and Sunday sometimes to get some quiet time. I've got a couple of young kids and it can be difficult to read when they are about. It's getting more practical too for which I am grateful. We are starting to cover stuff that is actually relevant to classroom practice and in fact the second half of the course promises to be very practical. My current waiver, no. 3, expires December 2016, so once i get this Nottingham ticket (completion Oct 2015) I'll apply for a full teacher's licence so long as I'm still in Thailand. But I'm going to push the boat out in any event - as soon as a suitable international school vacancy comes up I'm going to go for it and I'm not concerned about staying in Thailand. Basically I want to try to get the kids educated in a decent school so I'll travel, and will consider most places. I'm also seriously considering a Masters following the PGCEi. I need every bit of weaponry I can lay my hands on to enhance my applications. Watch this space. More soon.