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The University of Hull Primary (5-11) (X100)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.hull.ac.uk

Contents

About the course

This one-year course is designed to prepare you for teaching children in the 5 to 11 age range. With a balance of school and university-based learning, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Hull enjoys close, well-established relationships with over 150 infant, junior and primary schools which are involved in the programme design, recruitment and training. You’ll undertake block placements in two different schools, where you’ll be closely supervised by tutors and mentors.

You’ll be given a foundation in the full range of subjects that make up the primary school curriculum, with particular emphasis on the core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science.

Your studies consist of five key areas:

English – looking at the various strategies which can be applied in different types of schools, with some weekly English sessions taking place in local schools

Mathematics – build the confidence of your own mathematical ability as well as gain the knowledge and skills to teach mathematics effectively

Science – develop your own knowledge and understanding of science, as well as the pedagogical skills best suited to facilitating children’s effective learning of science in the classroom

Foundation subjects – art, design and technology, geography, history, information and communication technology, music, physical education and religious education

Professional studies – Develop an understanding of a wide range of general issues related to the profession, including safeguarding, child development, curriculum planning and assessment, teachers’ legal responsibilities, behaviour management and record planning

Theory Assessment is based on a series of coursework assignments at Masters level. There are two subject-focused assignments, one for English and one for mathematics, and the third piece of work is related to themes presented in the professional studies course. Practice

The assessment takes place in schools. You’ll be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards. Assessment of teaching ability is based on performance as a teacher in the classroom.

Please see full information on our webpage (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/pgce/primary-pgce-5-11-years)

School placements

Trainees spend more than 120 days in school, comprising two block placements of eight weeks in the spring and summer terms. Each assessed placement is preceded by two weeks in school to enable you to prepare for your placement.

In addition to two block placements, there are weekly visits to schools throughout the autumn term as part of the professional studies course.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Applicants must possess GCSE at grade C/4 or above in English Language, Maths and Science and a degree of a British university, or equivalent. The University states that prospective applicants hold a 2:2 honours degree or above. However we will also consider applicants who hold a 3rd class degree alongside vast school experience.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants with

  • A commitment to primary education
  • An ability to motivate and inspire children of all abilities
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Effective interaction with children
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • Perseverance and flexibility
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work co-operatively
  • An awareness of current educational issues
  • A broad subject-knowledge base
  • Reflection, self-evaluation and a willingness to learn
  • Awareness of what being a primary teacher entails

Other requirements

Admission is subject to a satisfactory medical report and an Enhanced Clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you have spent time living outside of the UK, you may be asked to also provide a satisfactory police check from the country or countries in which you have resided.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £14,800

Please contact the Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for any further information on fees.

  • Fees for EU, EAA and Swiss nationals are to be confirmed.

EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22.

Training bursaries may be available for some subjects. For further information visit the following website for information: (https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview)

About the training provider

Teacher training you’ll grab with both hands When you choose a PGCE at Hull, you’ll get real, hands-on, on-the-job teacher training. You’ll learn how to fuse tradition with brand-new approaches. And you’ll discover the most natural way to teach…

Learn how to teach with new technology You’ll join a university steeped in tradition, but one that also believes strongly in Technology-Enhanced Learning. So much so that we helped spark a European Commission project to improve the use of digital technologies in schools. To give you a taste of the modern classroom, you’ll have access to specialist teaching facilities. You’ll also be encouraged to use mobile devices like iPads on campus and in schools.

Gain hands-on experience You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain classroom experience and the new perspectives that come with it. We have a productive network of more than 600 early years settings, schools and academies around the region. With many Hull graduates among their teaching staff, these partner institutions span the spectrum of settings: large, small, urban and rural..

Interview process

On receipt of your application, it will be checked for the suitability of the academic qualifications, the quality of both the content and the accuracy of written English and the extent of support provided by the referee. This is always done by the Subject Tutor. Your application will also be seen by a School Mentor, and sometimes by the Programme Director.

The Department for Education stipulates that entrants to ITT must possess a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or an equivalent qualification. The University requires that prospective applicants possess or are studying towards a 2:2 honours degree and have appropriate subject knowledge. The University reserves the right to determine equivalent qualifications.

You will be interviewed on an individual basis with a Subject Tutor(s). Currently, our interviews are being held virtually.

The interview process is informal and you will be offered the opportunity to ask questions about the programme. You may be asked to deliver a short presentation on a topic agreed in advance.

After the interview, decisions about the offer of places are made immediately after the interviews and the outcomes communicated to candidates formally through UCAS Teacher Training.

Training with disabilities and other needs

World-class library Following its £28-million redevelopment, the Brynmor Jones Library is one of the finest institutions of its kind in the country. A stylish, state-of-the-art place of learning for generations to come.Boasting more than a million books, journals and periodicals, plus a vast collection of digital information, it’s open whenever you need it – 24/7 during semesters. The modern and flexible work spaces are suitable for all your needs. However you like to work, there’s a space for you – with access to all our print and digital collections. There are 30 bookable study rooms, 14 with full audiovisual facilities, as well as 350 open access PCs, 48 borrowable laptops, multifunction printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus self-service issuing facilities in all areas. Or bring your digital life with you – our high-speed wireless network means you can use your own laptops and tablets wherever you go.

FREE WiFi and computer access High-speed WiFi turns our entire campus into a virtual classroom. We’ve got more than 1,100 open-access computers and 1,600 study spaces for you to use.

Academic support tuition If you need advice or supervision on your research, we have staff who are experts in their field that offer personal tuition.

Disability support We have a team of professionals to support you, whether you have a physical, medical or learning disability such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.

Pastoral and wellbeing support Whether it’s a personal or practical matter, you can count on our friendly and informal support whenever you need it.

Contact this training provider

Email
admissions@hull.ac.uk
Telephone
01482 466100
Website
http://www.hull.ac.uk
Address
Admissions & Applicant Services
The University of Hull, Venn Building
Cottingham Road, Hull
Yorkshire
HU6 7RX

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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