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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE, including a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and Master's-level credits) OR Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE, including a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status)
This programme will enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to teach in primary schools, particularly those in the urban inner-city. You will be required to train in two consecutive age phases, Foundation/Key Stage 1, or Key
Stage 1/Key Stage 2, or Key Stage 2 (7-9, 9-11).
In addition to the mainstream PGCE programme there is opportunity to undertake a specialism in either science or modern foreign languages. Students applying for these routes would be expected to have studied their subject to either ‘A’ level or degree level or have a related degree.
The programme is run in partnership with schools. You will spend a minimum of 24 weeks in a primary school, including extended experience in two schools, plus further opportunities in a range of educational contexts.
After being formally assessed against the national statutory requirements, you can be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. The programme provides an opportunity for Master's-level credits, which you can gain through the submission of
The aims of the programme are:
1 year full-time
Applicants should have:
A good honours degree (2.2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification
AND clear written and spoken English
PLUS grade C at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science prior to application.
In addition candidates:
• Attend an interview.
• Must provide recent evidence of ten days working with/observing children in a primary school classroom.
• Must be able to demonstrate interest, experience, skills and commitment related to teaching.
• Must pass pre-entry skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme. For more information visit the government education website
• Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.
Students are assessed through National Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.
Graduates for this programme can pursue a teaching career in primary schools.
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:
Primary Education - Download the brochure in PDF format
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