The Primary Education PGCE will qualify you to teach at primary level in any state-maintained school in England and Wales.
This one year course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience. You will attend placements in a variety of school settings, to gain a broad understanding of the realities of primary level teaching.
- Negotiated study (Foundation Subjects/Enrichment Subject (Level 7) (30 credits)
- Development of Professional Learning: Case Study (Level 7) (30 credits)
- Subject Studies (30 credits)
- School Experience (30 credits)
Placements are an important part of this course. During that time, you will benefit from practical learning and be supported by school Mentors and University-based tutors.
Your progress will be assessed with written assignments, case studies, and assessments of your teaching practice.
This course is a mixture of University-based learning and in-school training. You will spend at least 120 days on placement in at least two educational settings. Our Primary PGCE Programme is unique in its design. In addition to Assessed Placements, we provide our students with additional Theory Linked Practice/Focus days in schools. We are committed to providing our trainees with the richest and broadest opportunities. These Focus days have been specially designed to enable students to research and experience practice in important aspects of education introduced in University sessions. These include days in the Early Years Foundation Stage, KS3/4; experience of Diversity and Inclusion in school, EAL and Special Educational Needs and Disability.