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PGCE Primary Education (QTS)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

01-OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Teaching In Primary Schools Primary Schools (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Teaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You will be working with a team of teachers and other adults to support children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed inside and outside the classroom. The course is taught using a blended learning and teaching approach, combining practical workshops and seminars, by expert tutors with extensive experience working in educational settings, ensuring you are well supported to achieve the best results.

Why study PGCE Primary Education (QTS) at Middlesex University?

This one-year full-time course enables you to meet the Teachers' Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. The course has been designed to include 120 days of school experience across the training year. We have excellent relationships with schools across London and the surrounding area.

You'll gain a thorough understanding of the education system and practical teaching strategies as well as then having the opportunity to apply them. You'll be introduced to further issues and strategies each week, which you will be able to investigate and apply in a practical setting before reflecting on the entire experience. The nature of the course allows you to return to University to reflect on your practical application.

The teaching quality and individual support for students on the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes at Middlesex consistently produce the highest outcomes and very high employment rates of our trainees who typically gain their first teaching appointments during the courses.

You will benefit from the guidance of expert tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching, and who are widely published across disciplines such as multilingualism, diversity and childhood development.

Careers

How can the PGCE Primary Education (QTS) support your career?

We have consistently high employment rates for its teaching programmes and have excellent relationships with schools in north London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Many of our graduates start their first teaching post at the school where they completed a placement during the programme.

Our course gives you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Teaching is a profession with excellent progression and benefits and our graduates have an excellent reputation within the profession.

Modules

This module will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of how children learn and progression in learning, and will develop the pedagogic knowledge, understanding and skills needed to teach Key Stages One and Two of the primary school. Through this module, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Religious Education (RE), Physical Education (PE) and Modern Foreign Languages within the primary school curriculum. The focus for the written assignment for this module is the role of talk in learning and teaching.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need a 2.2 hons degree or above. Degrees in all subjects are considered. Additionally students must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English, Maths and Science or be retaking them this year. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. Students need to be passed the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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