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Primary Education PGCE
Primary Education PGCE

Primary Education PGCE

  • ID:LC440131
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time / Part-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,350.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,350.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • You must possess a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent
  • All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, mathematics and science
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to
  • have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0
  • All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK
  • school in the phases for which they are applying, a minimum of 10 days is expected (e.g 5 days in KS1
  • and 5 days in KS2 OR 5 days in KS1 and 5 days in EY)
  • All students will undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check
  • All entrants must have passed the professional skills tests prior to entry

English requirement

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK 
  • IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51

Course Information

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding profession. Effective teachers are able to draw from broad subject specific knowledge; secure understanding of theories about teaching and learning; and commitment to continuous improvement. This course aims to develop:

  •  Your understanding of teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on the phase and subject which you are training to teach;
  •  Your application of subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and developing curricula;
  •  Your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement planning;
  •  And through this development to enhance your independence, creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings.

You will be supported to demonstrate that you have satisfied the professional criteria which determine recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and, most significantly, to be able to explain and justify how you have met those criteria.

Underpinning the course design is a commitment to research informed and evidence based teaching. These principles are embedded in all aspects of the course and the teaching and assessment strategies provide continuous development of the knowledge and skills required. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to adopt an attitude of critical analysis, evaluating the impact of theory in the context of your teaching practice, and analysing evidence from your practical experience to inform your future actions.

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