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Teacher Training – University of Exeter

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University of Exeter

Education (Primary) PGCE

All of our primary PGCE pathways will train you to teach across the primary curriculum.

Applicants need to choose one of the following pathways: English, Humanities, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Science, Primary Teaching and Learning, and Upper Primary Art.

Subject specialist pathways are unique to the Exeter Primary PGCE programme and prepare trainees to become curriculum coordinators.  The Teaching and Learning pathway prepares trainees to become leaders of curriculum innovation more generally.  The leadership skills developed across all pathways provide a distinct advantage as trainees begin their teaching careers.

Applicants need to check that they meet the entry requirements and specify their chosen pathway.

Ages 5-11 (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)

Pathways available are:

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Science
  • Primary Teaching and Learning
  • Upper Primary Art

Excellent School Placements

School-based work is an important part of the Exeter PGCE and you will be working with 2 schools during the course.

The programmes last 36 weeks with time spent in school placements and at the University.

The University modules are designed to give you experience of all the subjects you will be expected to teach for your specified age range.

Entry requirements

Please visit the relevant subject programme page for information on the entry requirements for your subject.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,250 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
PGCE Full-time £ 16,500 (Whole course) International 1 Years

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