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Primary with Special Educational Needs (Inclusion) PGCE

Primary with Special Educational Needs (Inclusion) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Special Education (General) Teaching In Primary Schools Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This primary teacher education course is designed for graduates who are committed to becoming primary school teachers. It trains you to teach children in the five-to-11 age range. As a trainee you will learn how to teach the entire primary curriculum as well as choosing a particular route. The Special Educational Needs (Inclusion) route is designed to enhance your skills and confidence in meeting the strengths and needs of all pupils in mainstream classrooms.

You will learn how to be a primary class teacher. By the end of the year, you will understand how to teach the entire primary curriculum to a class of 30 pupils, and be confident and competent in doing so. You will leave the course with outstanding subject knowledge across the curriculum. You will have an understanding of how to plan and deliver engaging and motivating lessons and how to support your pupils’ progress. You will learn how to identify the strength and needs of your pupils and make sure that everyone in your class is included and challenged.

Everyone on the Primary PGCE learns how to teach the whole curriculum. You will also have extra sessions that will enhance your skills in meeting the needs of all pupils in mainstream classrooms and develop your understanding of particular Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. You will learn to think critically about what is meant by ‘special needs’. You will discuss strategies for teaching and assessing children with various needs and try to find solutions for the difficulties you might encounter.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Developing Understanding and Skills in English and Mathematics - Core
Developing and Extending Understanding of a Specific Area/Subject (Special Educational Needs (SEN): Inclusion - Core
Professional Practice: Inclusive Practice in Multicultural Urban Settings - Core
Technology-Enhanced Learning - Core
Critical Incidents in Teaching - Core
Learning and Teaching Across the Curriculum and Effective Pedagogy - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need 2.2 honours degree. All applicants must have GCSE English, Maths and Science grade A*-C. Applicants must pass a Skills Test in Literacy and Numeracy prior to starting the course. They will also need to attend an interview.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more