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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Primary Schools Primary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

PGCE in Primary Education (postgraduate and professional routes) will enable you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to teach in primary schools - particularly those in the urban inner-city. This will be an integral part of your study and provides the context in which you can develop your professional skills, knowledge and understanding. There will also be further opportunities to engage in school-based training in a range of specialist schools and educational contexts.

There is a range of assessment modes including: essays; portfolios; presentations; and practical teaching in school. After being formally assessed against the national statutory requirements, students can be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. The programme provides an opportunity for Master's-level credits, which can be gained through the submission of appropriate assignments. Graduates of this programme can pursue a teaching career in primary schools.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The overriding aim for this school experience is to enable students to embed the professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills required of an effective practitioner in Early Years or primary settings. They will document their achievement of the Standards required for QTS. Students will also develop their ability to reflect on their professional development in order to improve their practice and identify clear targets for their NQT year.

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

Applicants should have a good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification plus grade C at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science prior to application. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A* Star Teachers. In addition candidates need: have clear written and spoken English; pass Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme; undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

Department profile

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and training. We aim to transform the lives of students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing an education that enables them to become creative and confident contributors to society and as a faculty we ensure that our students graduate with the...more

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