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Postgraduate and Professional Graduate PGCE (Primary)

Postgraduate and Professional Graduate PGCE (Primary)

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This programme has strong emphasis on linking theory and practice and the academic modules support you in developing your practice. All placements are part of the on-going assessment against the QTS standards and build up to longer placements. The part time route is particularly appropriate for graduate career changers and for people who enjoy distance learning. You will need extremely good time management skills, energy, a capacity for independent study and an ability to manage several tasks in parallel. Our trainees’ strengths include: their self-motivation in identifying and securing their own professional development; their well-developed personal qualities, which allow them to establish productive relationships with staff and pupils, and create a good climate for learning in the classroom; their professional attributes and personal qualities, including their commitment and self-motivation in relation to their own professional development. The teaching profession has a well-structured career pathway which moves progressively from initial teacher training through to newly qualified (NQT) status to qualified teacher. On passing your induction year, your career can escalate through to Leading Teachers, a Deputy Head teacher, or even a Head teacher.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Significant Incidents for Professional Development
Practitioner Inquiry

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and a Science at the time of application; an honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above.