This one year PGCE course focuses on the 3-7 year age phase, covering the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum. It has been designed to enable UK trainees to graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme derives from close study of the child as a developing individual and interactive member of a group. Emphasis is placed on the quality of the classroom as a stimulating environment designed to accelerate learning and development.
You’ll learn through a variety of teaching and learning strategies, which include: lectures, tutorials, inquiry-based learning, practical workshops, group teaching experiences, and staged teaching practices. Teachers from our Partnership Schools contribute to the recruitment process, to the planned and taught elements of the course, and act as mentors on teaching practice placements.
You’ll study the following areas
Curriculum pedagogy and learning in early years
Core subjects: English, mathematics and science, plus sessions covering national curriculum foundation subjects
Home-school experience – a minimum of 5 days spent in school prior to starting taught University sessions
Autumn cluster experience – school-based days focusing on specific areas
Two school experience block placements
An exploration of key professional aspects of early years practice such as behaviour management and of observation and assessment techniques and how these can meet the diverse range of children’s needs.
Assessment is based on a series of coursework assignments.
Assessment takes place in schools and includes the use of a Teaching and Professional Development Profile (TPDP). You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teacher’s 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-3-7-years.aspx)