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PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Applications are currently closed for September 2022 entry. Applications for 2023 entry open early October.
When you work with primary-age children you really can make a difference every day. It might be the moment when a child starts to recognise letters and sounds, or learns to fasten their shoes independently; it could be when they’re inspired by a science experiment and understand chemical reactions for the first time; it might even be the day they finally get to grips with long division! In the primary classroom, children need motivating and engaging so that every day provides a new possibility to learn. There is nothing more rewarding than being the teacher leading that adventurous learning journey.
The 5-11 programme prepares you to build on the early childhood experiences that children bring with them to their first years of more formal schooling. You will build on best practice through experiences across the Primary age phase. You will have a placement in both Key Stage 1 and 2, so you’ll develop the skills needed to teach across the curriculum. By developing your knowledge of how children learn and retain information, you’ll support them through their formative years of education and help prepare them for the challenges of secondary education and their future careers.
Our PGCE Primary courses are one-year, full-time programmes structured in three stages designed specifically to provide supported development of your teaching skills and a gradual introduction to your new profession.
For more information on the University-based and school-based training blocks, please visit our website.
Learning and teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.
Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:
You’ll be assessed on your subject knowledge in English (including phonics), Mathematics and other subject areas through directed tasks.
You’ll also complete two level 7 Master’s assignments to test your ability to be critically reflective and research-led in your approach to teaching.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Our normal entry requirements for the Primary PGCE are: An honours degree. GCSE Grade C (or 4, or accepted equivalent) English, Mathematics and Science. We offer GCSE equivalency tests to those who have a conditional place on the course but do not already have these qualifications.
Leeds Trinity University is found six miles outside Leeds city centre and has been providing quality higher education to students for almost 50 years. The University is proud to provide a supportive community for each student and places a lot of emphasis on employability. Previous postgraduate students have gone on to become award-winning journalists, published authors and leaders of their industry. Whether students are looking for a...more