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PGCE (Primary) School Direct Training Programme

PGCE (Primary) School Direct Training Programme

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Primary Schools (General) Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

The School Direct Training Programme is school-embedded initial teacher training (ITT) in primary and secondary schools across England. All of BGU’s School Direct places will lead to both a full PGCE award and Qualified Teacher Status. Experience in a relevant setting is important as it will help you to make sure that you are aware of the role of a teacher in the twenty-first century. The course is intensive and demanding and you need to be very sure that you understand and are suited to a career in the teaching profession. 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 subject coordinator, specialist leader in education (SLE), a Deputy Head teacher, or even a Head teacher. Graduates of this course will generally go to posts in teaching or in other educational settings. Many continue to work in our partner schools and often become mentors to our trainee teachers. BGU can help with your continued professional development through the Masters programme. There are two separate School Direct training options: School Direct Training Programme (non-salaried); School Direct Training Programme (salaried).

Different course options

Full time | Bishop Grosseteste University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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

Student will normally need: GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at the time of application; A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application); Experience; Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy; Declaration of Health; DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.