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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

At Worcester, our PGCE in primary education is led by experienced academic staff with extensive research profiles, meaning your learning is shaped by those helping to shape education itself. With a range of career-enhancing subject specialisms for you to choose from, and personalised support that is tailored to meet your needs, you have the ideal environment to hone your skills as an inspiring and innovative teacher.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is an internationally respected route in to a career in teaching, but it is also the start of a journey like no other.

Key features

  • Worcester is one of the country's leading providers of teaching training, with an excellent reputation in this area. We offer a personalised NQT support package for all of our students.
  • With 60 credits at Masters level and a strong international reputation, a PGCE is a great career choice.
  • Our Pedagogy & Professional Practice element explores wider issues of education and society, enhancing your prospects as a future leader in the profession.
  • Our PGCE gives you the option to take the PGCE Primary with Mathematics pathway and to become a Mathematics Specialist - this dual option is provided by only a handful of universities in the country.
  • We are one of eight universities nationally to offer a PE specialist pathway choice, and the only university in the West Midlands.

Where could it take you?

Upon successful completion of the PGCE course, you take with you a Career Entry Profile to start the process of your continuing professional development as a teacher.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

38 weeks

Start date

SEP

Modules

Covers a wide range of the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become an effective self evaluating practitioner, including how children learn, what impacts on pupil learning and progress and learning and teaching styles.
School Experience

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£12,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An Honours degree normally (2:2) or higher from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis. Grade C/level 4 at GCSE in English Language, Mathematics and Science(or equivalent) passed at time of entry. Department for Education Professional Skills tests passed in Literacy and Numeracy. School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them.