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Just to clarify, the I in that IPGCE stands for Independent not International. I believe the OP would need PGCEi and you'd still need a degree first.
You are correct but it is just a variation. I used the incorrect link for the wording i used! For example, there is also this course which is via Uni of Sheffield or also a TES backed iPGCE too. I have not heard of a PGCEi. And yes a degreee is needed 1st, but the iPGCE gives the OP a chance to gain a teaching qualification via online means, if he choses to study a BA first.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgrad...ducation-ipgce

https://www.tes.com/institute/ipgce
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You are correct but it is just a variation. I used the incorrect link for the wording i used! For example, there is also this course which is via Uni of Sheffield or also a TES backed iPGCE too. I have not heard of a PGCEi. And yes a degreee is needed 1st, but the iPGCE gives the OP a chance to gain a teaching qualification via online means, if he choses to study a BA first.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgrad...ducation-ipgce

https://www.tes.com/institute/ipgce
It's out of Nottingham uni. And OP would still need an initial degree.
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It's out of Nottingham uni. And OP would still need an initial degree.
Correct, as stated in my post! I am trying t think of ways that the OP might be able to gain a qualification that is better than the CELTA. He will not have much of a career without a BA. The fact that most courses are available online these days means the OP could easilly do a BA online, gain part time teaching experience and then do an iPGCE (either form!).

Would you like to add some tips?
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Re: CELTA, Swiss, no BA - any chances?

Ok. Tips? No. It's graft, plain and simple. And a certain fascinated knack for it.

OP: if you want to teach EAL to mostly adults, mostly on a part time basis and most likely on a schedule not to suit you, in an incredibly saturated market in Switzerland, CELTA is what you need. In my experience, native speakers have the edge here.

If, you want to teach in state or, indeed increasingly, in international Swiss schools, a recognised Qualified Teacher Status is needed. For that you will need a degree. I believe, as has already been stated in this thread, just teaching English in Swiss schools is increasingly unlikely. You'd need a further specialism.

There are indeed online BAs. They are as tough as a face to face degree, make no mistake.There appear to be PGCEs with a portion of that also online. But I honestly don't think you can learn anything other than the "theory" of teaching online. For actual teaching you need actual teaching practice. With people.

Learning to teach isn't an easy option, nor is it impossible. However, it is largely a post grad profession, unless in some private schools on a case by case basis.

If you want to teach, go for it. But expect it to take time, to be exhausting and, to be all encompassing while you train.
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