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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Gain an in-depth understanding of how young children aged 5–11 think, develop and learn. Offering three different placements during the programme, you will combine practical, real-world learning with the study of children’s communication, thinking and relationships. Supported by our inspirational staff, you will satisfy the standards for qualified teacher status and start your journey to becoming an outstanding primary school teacher.

Careers with this subject

Leads directly to Quali?ed Teacher Status with a specialism in teaching 5–11-year-olds. Our graduates enter the teaching profession as newly quali?ed teachers and gain posts in mainstream, academies, free schools, the independent sector, international schools and many other educational settings.

Key features

  • Choose a programme with a national reputation for its quality.
  • Learn to teach and assess all the required subjects of the national curriculum for children ages 5-11 with confidence and creativity.
  • Benefit from the high-quality teaching of our experienced tutors, who provide inspirational learning opportunities for you, based on pedagogical research and innovative current practice.
  • Engage in your own research and gain up to 60 credits at masters level.
  • Become an outstanding teacher as you progress through 24 weeks in three different placements, supported by expert mentors.
  • Connect with a number of high-quality teaching schools across the South West with the University of Plymouth's School Direct Programme.
  • Benefit from close partnerships with a very diverse range of schools and educational settings across the whole of the South West of England, London and internationally.
  • Learn in a supportive environment and receive high-quality support from your lecturers, link tutors and school-based staff teams.

You’ll learn to teach the core subjects of the national curriculum for children aged 5–11 in primary schools, as well as being introduced to the non-core subjects through lectures, seminars and workshops on campus and independent study. The programme consists of 14 weeks campus-based lectures and seminars interspersed with 24 weeks of three different placements. Throughout the year you'll reflect upon your professional development as a teacher, as you bring together your understanding of educational theory with your developing knowledge of outstanding practice to enhance children’s learning. In the final placement, which is in a different age phase than the previous one, you will take on – as closely as possible - the full responsibilities of a qualified teacher. You will be supported with your preparations for your first teaching post as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).

Modules

This module focuses on developing student teachers essential knowledge and understanding of Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) subject knowledge and pedagogy in eleven Foundation Subjects/areas, in preparation for School Experience and, subsequently, reaching the standards consistent with achieving Qualified Teacher Status.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) in English, mathematics and a science subject. An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, from a recognised university (masters and PhDs also count towards entry requirements. A masters degree will be considered as a second class upper degree and a PhD as a first. This will also apply to international applicants). It is not necessary for the degree to be in a national curriculum subject. If you have overseas qualifications you can check your compatibility with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service. There is also a requirement to pass minimum standards for literacy and numeracy.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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