Our Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Primary course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach children aged five to 11.
If you wish to specialise in a particular subject, area or phase, you can apply to one of our three specialist PGCE Primary pathways:
- PGCE Primary with Special Educational Needs
- PGCE Primary with Early Years (3-7)
- PGCE Primary with Mathematics Specialism
You will be taught by a diverse and incredibly experienced community of academics, benefiting from their expertise and experiences in a wide range of educational settings and learning environments.
On the course you will develop teaching skills and techniques as well as acquire curriculum knowledge and understanding within a broad and relevant theoretical framework.
Your teaching responsibilities increase gradually during the year. You will experience inspirational teaching, individualised support and high-quality phonics preparation, and will benefit from strong links between schools and the University.
Learning takes place through a series of lectures, practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge.
Sessions may include:
- participating in workshop style sessions with your peers
- attending presentations by subject experts
- working on tasks in groups
- having individual tutorials
- visits to schools or other education settings
- visits to theatres, museums, galleries or sites of educational interest
- writing assignments on aspects of subject teaching and Professional Studies
Alongside the University tutors, you will be taught and guided by a team of committed and experienced University-trained school mentors.
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