By choosing to train as a teacher of five to 11-year-olds at London Met, you’ll be joining a powerful partnership of diverse teachers and schools.
You’ll undertake two school placements of 11 and 13 weeks, giving you hands-on practical experience. We place an emphasis on teaching in an urban, multicultural environment, which is ideal if you want to teach in a city setting.
Our trainees are high achievers, with 95% receiving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course, and 96% obtaining employment, many in their placement schools.
This course is exciting and challenging, so it’s the perfect preparation for your career in teaching. As well as being able to teach five to 11-year-olds, you’ll also be able to work in an early years (3 to 7-year-olds) setting.
The course has two modules designed to help you develop an understanding of your future role as a primary school teacher. This structure gives you room to develop your classroom practice, as well as examine the underlying principles and values around educational issues.
The Curriculum Studies module introduces you to the issues of teaching within urban, multicultural and multilingual schools. You’ll address the challenges of language, diversity and equality across the curriculum and learn how to teach core subjects including English, mathematics and science.
The Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (PIP) module includes your two extended school placements of 11 and 13 weeks. There are clear links to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), giving you a responsible framework for meeting the needs of all the children you’ll teach.
Throughout your school placements, our school-based mentors and university tutors will support you in in the classroom. University tutors will also teach your university sessions, ensuring there is continuity of support throughout your training. By working in both a school and a university environment, you have the chance to reflect on the links between your own teaching theory and practice.
With its educational links and high-quality teaching, this course is highly rated by Ofsted, who praised the ‘inclusive, welcoming and open ethos and culture created by course leaders. Combined with the tailored and personalised support trainees receive, which enables them to successfully complete their training and confidently go on to gain employment.’ (Ofsted 2016)
For further information, please see the PGCE Primary 5-11 course page.