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Three months to train a teacher. How long for other careers?

Architect - degree plus four years to qualify (two-year diploma and professional exams)

Doctor - degree plus six more years' study and vocational training to become a GP

State Registered Nurse - three years to gain diploma (with A-levels or GNVQ)

Train driver - around six months

Airline pilot -gaining commercial pilot's licence then completing required minimum 155 hours flight training and 600 hours ground training usually takes several years

Chartered accountant - four years from A-levels or three years from degree

Civil engineer - seven years, including degree

Vet - degree plus two years' further university study