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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Primary Schools (General) Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This postgraduate course gives you the tools to build a successful career in teaching while providing a holistic view of the profession; you will look at the role of the child, curriculum and teacher. We will also give you the opportunity to focus on a particular age group, either 3-7 or 5-11 year olds. You will cover all of the National Curriculum Core and Foundation Subjects, examine learning across the curriculum and the relationship between the subjects in these two groups.

You will study a range of modules which will hone your expertise and effectiveness as a teacher. You will learn how to manage a classroom, how planning and preparation contribute to the effectiveness of your teaching, how best to work with parents and other adults, and gain an understanding of children’s behaviour. This one year qualification will build your confidence in the classroom, your understanding of the wider role a teacher plays and provide you with the subject knowledge to effectively teach primary school children. 98% of our students gain employment within six months of graduating, according to the latest official national figures. The vast majority go into careers in teaching plus a number of our graduates go on to management and leadership roles within schools and other education settings, charity roles, policy advice, national assessment and curriculum development.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


37 weeks

Start date



Professional Studies is the core module in the PGCE Primary Programme. Its focus is the core knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to support a teacher as they achieve the Teachers? Standards (DfE 2012) and enter the teaching profession. The emphasis will be on the ?whole?, e.g. ways of interlinking key aspects of practice and the wider role of the teacher. As the trainees move through this module of study there will be an increasing emphasis on analysing the primary practices experienced by the trainees with a consideration of contemporary issues and research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need to be able to provide certificated evidence of an undergraduate honours degree or an approved equivalent qualification, preferably 2:2 or above and awarded in the UK. It is a requirement that all those training to teach must have achieved a grade C or above in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject (or approved equivalents).

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more