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1 year

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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type


Course Summary


The course is aimed at graduates who have a real passion, enthusiasm and commitment to joining the teaching profession as a primary teacher, and who seek to become the very best ‘leader of learning’ they can.

Through our PGCE we will help you build on this passion for teaching children in early years up to year six. On successfully completing your PGCE, as well as pursuing your teaching career and moving into completing your NQT induction, there is also potential for you to engage in further study for a full Master's and on to a Doctorate in Education.

This course is designed to support you in gaining a PGCE Primary and achieving the standards to be a Qualified Teacher. It also provides you with an opportunity to gain 60 Masters level credits.

The course will focus on learning and teaching across the primary phase of education.

Your future career

Following successful completion of this course, the usual next step is to seek employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher and to successfully pass that part of your induction into the teaching profession. From there, your teaching career can take you on to a very rewarding and exciting professional journey involving learning and teaching, leadership and management, research and advisory roles. There is also potential for you to engage in further study for a full Masters' Degree and on to a Doctorate in Education.


Curriculum and Pedagogy
Researching Teaching and Learning
Contemporary Issues in Education

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:2 or above). English, maths and science at GCSE (Grade C or Grade 4 above, or equivalent). Successful completion of the Occupational Health Clearance and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate your interest, enthusiasm and commitment to becoming the best teacher you can be.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is a modern, multi-campus institution, with a reputation for delivering high quality education and professional training. The university has campuses and education centres based in Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. CCCU is one of only a handful of UK universities to be located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and supports a learning community of around 15,000 students, of...more

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