Why study with us?

Our PGCE Primary courses are popular and very successful; they get consistently high ratings from students, external examiners, inspectors and employers. They are delivered by highly committed and effective university and workplace-based tutors.

This course is particularly successful at preparing teachers who are reflective, skilful, knowledgeable and caring. You learn the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective teacher, develop as an independent learner and nurture the beliefs, values and self-motivation that you will need throughout your career.

You will have the opportunity to spend over half of the 38-week course working with children. You will spend 48 days at university and 120 days on placement. With four placements in a variety of schools and settings, you will have a wealth of diverse classroom experience to take with you as you embark on your career as a lower primary teacher.

You study two modules at Masters level, reflecting the very high standards achieved by students on this course. On completion of your PGCE, you can seek accreditation (of 40 credits) towards our MA in Education Professional Practice when you return to study later in your career.

What can this course lead to?

This course can lead to a successful career as a lower primary school teacher.

As this is a Post Graduate Certificate in Education it includes some work at Masters level (level 7). This recognises the high levels achieved by students on this programme and rewards this with 40 Masters level credits that can be used to count towards an MA Education Professional Practice.

Resources and facilities

We have several excellent resources to help you excel in your studies. All students have access to our Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment which can provide easy online access to course information, course materials, relevant web links and an online discussion board.

We have a well-stocked library and a Learning Gateway, which offers an interactive, flexible space to study. You can also take advantage of the Library and Student Services (LiSS), which provides learning resources, equipment, student advice, skills training and study space.


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