The programme is aimed at those who want to teach children in the 5–11 age range, that is, at Key Stages 1 and 2.
In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must meet the Teachers' Standards set by the Government and so the programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by offering a balance of school and University-based periods during the year.
The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with registration taking place in early September and the course finishing at the end of June.
The University works in partnership with over 150 infant, junior and primary schools in the region to provide the Primary PGCE Programme. Many of the lectures, workshops and tutorials are provided by staff from Partnership schools.
The University-based element of the course comprises
- Core subjects
- Foundation subjects
- Professional Studies Course
The school-based element of the programme is largely taken up by two Teaching placements but there are also many other half and full-day visits to schools.
Such is the strength of our partnerships with schools and their regard for our teacher training graduates that 93% of our 2014-15 PGCE students secured teaching jobs.
The most recent Ofsted inspection of initial teacher training at the University of Hull in 2014, identified many strengths to the Primary PGCE programme. Amongst these:
- The strong integration of university- and school-based training ensures that all trainees make good progress overall across the different courses and training routes.
- The high-quality support trainees receive from university tutors and school mentors has led to a sustained trend of improvement and higher numbers of trainees successfully completing the course than seen nationally.
Please see full information on our webpage (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/pgce/primary-pgce-5-11-years.aspx)