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PGCE Primary (5 - 11) (Princess May) - PGCE

PGCE Primary (5 - 11) (Princess May) - PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Primary Schools Primary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Why study this course?

Learn to teach five to 11-year-olds on this Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited course. You’ll address the challenges of teaching in multicultural and diverse environments, while your school placements will back this up with hands-on practical experience. With both a diverse teacher and student population, London is an ideal location if you want to teach in urban environments.

Trainees of our PGCE Primary courses attain high results, with 95% achieving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course and 96% going on to obtain employment, often with one of their placement schools.

More about this course

This Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE Primary course leads to Qualified Teacher Status and prepares you to teach five to 11-year-olds in a primary school environment. You’ll also be able to work in an early years setting.

The course structure gives you room to develop your classroom practice as well as examine the underlying principles and values around educational issues.

The Curriculum Studies module introduces you to the challenges of teaching within urban, multicultural and multilingual schools. You’ll also learn how to teach core subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.

The Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (PIP) module includes two extended school placements of 11 and 13 weeks. With its clear links to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), you’ll have a responsible framework for meeting the needs of every child you teach.

Throughout your school placements, you'll be supported by school-based mentors and university-linked tutors. The latter will also teach your university sessions, providing you with a continuity of support throughout your training. By working in both environments, you also have the chance to reflect on the links between your own teaching theory and practice.


Your assessment will consist of four elements:

School placement A
School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
a Professional Practice Portfolio, which is compiled throughout the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience the Educational Research Assignment which allows you to explore an educational issue

There are no examinations.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

After the course

This intensive PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS),which enables you to teach 5 to 11 year olds. Our trainees have gone on to secure primary teacher roles at schools including Whitings Hill Primary School, Stanford Primary School, Godwin Primary School and more.

Whether you have applied through London Met or School Direct, you’ll have the same opportunities for employment upon successful completion of the course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Curriculum Studies (30 Credits) - Core
Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (30 Credits) - Core
School Experience to Progress Point 2 (15 Credits) - Core
School Experience to Progress Point 5 (45 Credits) - Core

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

You will be required to have: minimum of a 2.2 UK degree or master’s (MA/MSc) literacy and numeracy tests — these are university-based tests, which you will be asked to undertake at your interview a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) - you will be advised to apply for these after an offer is made GCSE English, Mathematics and Science grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent, see Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers). Professional requirements Before you can be permitted to enrol to this course: you must not already hold QTS or be qualified to teach in another EU/EEA country.

University information

Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a passion, London Met is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. The University’s graduates are working for organisations including the Bank of England, Google, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the United Nations. London Met is particularly focused on work-related learning and ensuring its students have the knowledge and skills needed for a...more

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