This one-year full time primary education PGCE with QTS course provides you with the professional skills required to become an effective classroom practitioner able to teach in primary or nursery school settings with children aged 5-11 years.
Although there is no deadline for applications we recommend that you apply as early as possible as places for postgraduate teacher training are highly competitive. Early application is especially advised if you live locally and would like to work in our partnership schools.
Approaches to learning include lectures, directed reading, workshops, seminars, and practical and project work with professional tutor support. Attendance at lectures, workshops, seminars and school based training is a compulsory component of successful completion of the course and is monitored throughout and reflected in trainee references.
The course content is based on a reflective and critical approach to theory, policy and practice, through university-based lectures, teaching sessions and school-based professional training.
Teaching staff are drawn primarily from the School of Education. Visiting speakers from partnership schools, teaching unions, newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and other experts within the field of education provide further input.
Assessment is based on coursework, assignments and the achievement against the Teachers' Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
All academic modules are rigorously assessed, mostly by written assignments. The school based training is assessed against the Teachers' Standards during school placements.