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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why study Primary?

We aim to teach and learn alongside creative, reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to teaching children. The programme encourages you to increase your understanding of teaching and learning processes in order to develop and maintain the high levels of enthusiasm, ability and passion necessary within the teaching profession.

At St Mary's, we look for those who wish to learn from challenges and seek a higher capacity to know more. In line with the University Mission Statement, the programme seeks to prepare teachers for schools at home and abroad including for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic and other Christian schools.

Why St Mary’s at WGU?

The Primary PGCE programme provides an intense training experience that combines academic rigour with personal and professional learning experiences. The training is designed to meet the needs of each trainee to support and develop the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to start a teaching career.

In preparation for your teaching role, you will be trained across the 5-11 age range, developing knowledge and practice to support your development of:

Critical understanding of educational theory

Reflective practice linked to professional standards

Practitioner research and a wide range of educational issues to understand the unique characteristics of children and their learning needs

Subject-specific knowledge and creative ways to enthuse and educate children.

Teaching methods

The University-based aspect of the programme comprises curriculum subjects and the wider professional role of the teacher. We aim to develop the pedagogical and practical skills necessary to be an outstanding teacher, as well enhancing subject knowledge.

You will leave the St Mary’s programme at WGU having met the requirements to teach. If this is not achieved, further support and time in school will be required. On the programme you will study two Master's modules leading to 60 credits at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to further your postgraduate studies in your career as these credits are transferable.

Assessment methods

Assessments are used to ensure you understand and can apply the knowledge gained while on the course - both in schools and on campus. This is done through a range of methods:

Self-assessment

Audit of subject knowledge for maths, English and science

Presentations

Micro-teaching

Posters

Essays

Practical sessions

Assessment is ongoing and tracked against the Teachers' Standards. High standards of attendance, punctuality and participation are requirements of all course elements. Assessment is ongoing while on school placements

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The module aims to nurture trainees through this final stage of progression from initial teacher education to the initial stage of their teaching career. It aims to support the trainee in moving from an assisted learning environment to taking the responsibilities of the newly qualified teacher.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Previous degree: 2:2 National Skills Tests must be completed prior to starting the course. GCSEs (and equivalents) A minimum of grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science. GCSE equivalents are offered by St Mary's e Irish equivalent to GCSE is the Irish Leaving Certificate. In order to qualify to apply for the PGCE Primary programme you must already have a C grade or above (at Ordinary level) or a D grade or above (at Higher level) in all three subjects. The Science subject studied must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Home Economics and Agricultural Science at Leaving Certificate level are not accepted. International students must have a ‘pass’ in their high school or senior school examination in these subjects and evidence of this needs to be submitted to the University for approval.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority...more

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