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PGCE General Primary (5-11 years) with QTS: Inclusion/SEND

PGCE General Primary (5-11 years) with QTS: Inclusion/SEND

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Learn all the knowledge of PGCE General Primary with a specialism in SEND in order to enable all children to be successful from the very start of their school life. The PGCE General Primary (5-11 years) with QTS: Inclusion/SEND– prepares you to be an outstanding primary school teacher with additional skills that will allow you to become confident in creating an inclusive classroom, which enables children to overcome any barriers to learning. In addition to the benefits that this specialism brings to you as a classroom practitioner, following this specialism can also be a step towards a career that could lead to you becoming a SENCo or a specialist SEND teacher.

The specialism, which will focus on Inclusion/SEND, allows you to explore ways in which all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, can be included in classrooms and schools. You will learn through a combination of theory, an examination of current policy and practice, including the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice 0 to 25 2015, combined with plenty of practical experience and input from experts in the SEND field.

And, because our course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a primary school teacher the minute you graduate.

Your Career with a PGCE Teaching Qualification

This course can lead to a fulfilling career as a primary SEND teacher. Nine out of 10 of our graduates go into a professional teaching career or further education within six months of graduating.

As this is a PGCE, it also includes some work at masters level, leading to 40 credits that can count towards an MA in Education.


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Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours. Three GCSEs at minimum grade C/4 or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics). A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study. The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments. All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures.