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Primary Education (5-11) (QTS) PGCE
Primary Education (5-11) (QTS) PGCE

Primary Education (5-11) (QTS) PGCE

  • ID:UNIC440320
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • You must hold an honours degree from a UK University (or recognised equivalent) and the classification should be a 2:2 or above.
  • You will need to have GCSE passes at grade C/4 in mathematics, English language and science, or recognised equivalent before the start of the course.
  • If you have a GCSE Double Award in science, you must have a grade CC/44 or above.
  • You will be interviewed, and you will need to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and health checks.

English requirement

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands

Course Information

This course is for graduates who are interested in a career in teaching. You will be trained to teach Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (children aged five to 11 years). At the end of the course you will be recommended for QTS, allowing you to teach anywhere in the country, and you will also have 60 credits at Master’s level.

You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that you need to demonstrate the professional standards for teaching required by the Department for Education and exceed the minimum expectations for each Standard. We are committed to ensuring you are graded as a ‘Good’ teacher who will be able to make a significant difference to the lives of all children.

If you studied your undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton and are enrolling on to a full-time PGCE Primary QTS 5-11 course in 2019/20 then you will be eligible for the University of Northampton Alumni PGCE Bursary Award*.

This course focuses on the priorities of the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum and national priorities. You will learn how to teach, how to lead and you will develop your subject knowledge to give you confidence and competence in the classroom.

Through this course, you will develop into a highly committed, creative and reflective teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Teaching is a practical skill, so you will spend a substantial part of your course in school-based Placements with our partnership schools. During School based days, you are expected to be in school between 8.20am and 4pm. There are three assessed Placements, and the opportunity for a self-organised placement in an alternative setting. This will give you full experience of a range of educational contexts.

Alongside your placements, there are two Masters’ level modules, Teaching Learning and Assessment, and Professional Studies. These modules are worth 60 credits at Master’s level and can contribute to the MA in Education.

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  • Placement 1 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
  • Placement 2 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
  • Placement 3 Primary Education 5-11 (20 Credits)
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (30 Credits)
  • Professional Studies (30 Credits)
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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

  • Teacher

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Overseas Student Health Cover

 £470 per year

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