University of Chichester

Primary Teacher Education

The programme is offered to primary teacher education-based practitioners from all types of work setting who are engaged in supporting others. The course draws on relevant theory and focuses on a wide range of practical and interpersonal skills that are essential in the 4 - 11 age group, and it fully examines the complexities of the role of leader/facilitator in the primary phase. As well as helping you to become an effective primary educator in your setting, the programme content will positively affect career development, performance management, peer mentoring, and pupil mentoring, which will lead to raised outcomes.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in education or equivalent; work in an education or related sector; a command of written English equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5.

Course modules

Indicative modules. Teaching and Learning: understanding teaching and learning strategies to create an effective classroom environment of learning and collaboration; understanding of effective pedagogy and emotional aspects of learning; understanding of issues relating to inclusive education; understanding effective planning strategies to improve teaching and learning; understanding effective assessment and feedback strategies to improve teaching and learning. Teacher Training and Mentoring: how understanding adult psychology helps in Teacher Education; improving leadership and motivation skills; designing, development and implementation of Teacher Education workshops, Continuing Education Programmes, collaborative planning. Education Administration: leadership in work setting; creating structures and policies for effective workplace systems; school and HR management. Including observation and fieldwork in own work setting (reflection, feedback, improvement and reporting).

Assessment methods

During the programme you will be asked to provide a critical analysis of the academic literature related to the focus of each module, which will reflect learning achieved through your professional experience and through further reading. You will also be asked to submit written evidence in the form of essays and case study reports. The culmination of your study is a Workplace Learning Development Project, which will entail an individual research plan (with a rationale that explains its purpose and its setting) and project.


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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 2 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years

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