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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary


The Primary Education PGCE will qualify you to teach at primary level in any state-maintained school in England and Wales.

This one year course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience. You will attend placements in a variety of school settings, to gain a broad understanding of the realities of primary level teaching.

Course structure

In-school training is an important part of this course. During that time, you will benefit from practical learning and be supported by Mentors in school, University tutors and your peers.

You will be assessed throughout the course. Your subject knowledge will be monitored with subject audits. This will allow you to identify your strengths and areas of development, and then work with your Subject Specialist Tutors to action plan to improve your knowledge and confidence.

Career ready

This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained primary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to teach in primary schools.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Subject Studies (30 Credits)
School Experience (30 Credits)
Negotiated study (Foundation Subjects/Enrichment Subject (Level 7) (30 Credits)
Development of Professional Learning: Case Study (Level 7) (30 Credits)

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

Typical offer is 55% (52% for Computing and Engineering programmes; 50% MBA programme with some experience) from a 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University in a subject related area. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.