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PGCE Top-up Primary/Early Years/Secondary
PGCE Top-up Primary/Early Years/Secondary

PGCE Top-up Primary/Early Years/Secondary

  • ID:UNIC440165
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • have a minimum of 2:2 classification from their First Degree from a UK university of equivalent
  • have QTS status through the Graduate Teacher Programme or School Direct route and an assessed professional portfolio. This portfolio must include:
  • evidence of your QTS and how you have met the Teaching Standards
  • demonstration of your commitment to CPD
  • support for your application from your Head Teacher
  • normally be currently teaching in a school whilst participating in the course

English requirement

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

Course Information



This course enables academic study alongside full-time teaching. It consists of formal taught sessions with tutors held at weekends or during the mid-term breaks. We also deliver teaching through online sources, which you can access anywhere, at your convenience through our Virtual Learning Environment, NILE. You will also have access to the library and a tutor, who will be available to help in person, via email and over the phone.

This course is designed to support your professional development, embedding academic studies in the context of your work. You will enhance your QTS by studying modules at Masters’ level to gain the PGCE qualification. It will give you a deeper understanding of teaching and learning to enhance your practice and help you on your way to a Masters’ degree and beyond if you wish to progress this further.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Professional teacher
  • Leader and manager in education
  • International teacher

Ability to settle

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