The PGCE Primary Programme is a one year course that prepares students to teach the 5-11 age range (all primary school subjects). The course is offered at Masters level and successful students will be awarded 60 Masters level credits as well as recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The PGCE Primary course is approximately 39 weeks long with 24 of these weeks spent in schools. Students who train for the 5-11 age range will undertake a school placement in two age ranges, i.e. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
The PGCE course is taught in partnership with local schools and students will be taught and supported by a team of experienced tutors from the University and teachers in partnership schools. The course has been designed with teachers and students working together to meet the demands that primary teachers face today.
We have received outstanding Ofsted results and have been well evaluated by students over the years. Employment rates are high with many trainees gaining employment in local partner schools.
Why this course?
- Extensive practical teaching experience
- Valuable support from experienced mentor teachers and link tutors
- Varied and effective models of teaching and learning, working both on an individual basis and in small groups
- Acquisition of a range of communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills that will be invaluable in a teaching career and beyond
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